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Alliance Survey: Connecticut Nonprofits Meet COVID Challenges; Face Daunting Financial Future

(Hartford, CT) – The CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, which represents hundreds of human service and arts & culture nonprofit organizations across the state, today released a survey that shows members have scrambled to meet the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, but will face significant difficulties staying in business without funding commitments from the state and… Read more »

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CT Mirror: CT nonprofits scrambling to stay afloat during COVID, survey finds

A new survey showed Connecticut’s nonprofits scrambling to stay afloat in the pandemic, with two-thirds having cut services and one in five unsure if they can meet payroll. The analysis, prepared for the CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, also found that 67% of organizations were unable to hold fundraising activities while others face declining donations or… Read more »

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Hartford Business Journal: Nonprofits feeling bottom-line squeeze

Visitors to The Open Hearth men’s shelter in Hartford’s South End typically get the full tour, meeting residents and staff and stopping by the cafeteria, laundry and job center. “I wanted people to come in to meet our clients, kind of dispel the myth of what a man is who is experiencing homelessness,” said Marilyn… Read more »

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CTNewsJunkie: Nonprofits Devastated As Demand For Services Spikes

At the same time as the economic blow of COVID-19 makes it harder for many families to put enough food on the table, the pandemic has decimated the workforce at one of Connecticut’s major food banks that annually provides millions of meals. “We typically have 6,500 volunteers per year,” who are mostly employees at Hartford-area… Read more »

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Hartford Courant: Connecticut nonprofits cutting staff, services in pandemic as revenue from services plunges despite uptick in contributions

Despite an uptick in individual contributions aided by the surging stock market, Connecticut nonprofit leaders say huge losses in fee-for-service revenue during the coronavirus pandemic have led to reductions in staffing, loss of access for needy residents and — in some cases — programs shutting down entirely. In many cases, Connecticut community nonprofits are “still… Read more »

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CT Mirror: Lamont is guarding reserves for recession to come. Critics say he’s prioritizing austerity over COVID response

Five months into the pandemic, with another COVID wave looming and the national economy in free fall, Gov. Ned Lamont is socking away Connecticut’s dollars, reminding lawmakers these resources may need to last for many years. But with more than 4,400 dead from the coronavirus in the state, hundreds of thousands unemployed, an education system… Read more »

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