Majority of Nonprofits Worldwide Report Donation Decline

A survey conducted by CAF America, a global nonprofit grant-making organization, found that 73% of the 880 organizations in 122 countries queried have seen a decline in contributions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Half of those surveyed from April 30 through May 6, 2020, indicated that they expect to see revenue decline by more than 20% over the next year. Only 6% expect giving to increase.

These results line up with a recent report from the Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP), which is administered by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. It found that giving to charitable organizations in the United States and Canada fell 6% in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the same time last year, driven by an 11% plunge in March alone.

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