Nearly Half of Nonprofit Employees Expect Cost Cutting Measures in 2021


The 2020 Eagle Hill Consulting Nonprofit Survey, conducted by Ipsos, finds that 58% of more than 500 nonprofit employees polled say that their employer cut costs last year. And they predict similar changes in 2021, including program reductions (32%), hiring freezes (32%), salary reductions (23%), layoffs (20%) and furloughs (17%).

Most employees (54%) report that nonprofit leaders have implemented significant changes to their organizations’ goals and activities, and 82% say their organization has altered how it serves its constituents in response to COVID-19. Nearly 90% report that their nonprofit has changed how employees work due to the pandemic (for example, remote work). In addition, 58% say their organizations have increased their focus on diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.

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