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In the Time of Coronavirus: What the Data Say About the Risk to Nonprofits

April 29 @ 11:00 AM12:00 PM EDT

What the Data Say About the Risk to Nonprofits: A Conversation for Funders

While we cannot predict with certainty how the coronavirus crisis will impact the nonprofit sector in Michigan, we can use available data to anticipate where and how the greatest needs and challenges will arise.

The Johnson Center’s Community Data and Research Lab has analyzed information from IRS 990s dating to 2015 to reveal the types of nonprofits that may be most at risk from different financial threats, and which may be in the best positions to weather this storm.

Our own Jeff Williams will be joined by Kyle Caldwell of the Council of Michigan Foundations to host a conversation reviewing what we know about the state of nonprofit finances heading into the crisis, and how funders can use this information to help target their grantmaking to sustain the greatest good.

Key Takeaways:

  • What are the key financial threats facing Michigan nonprofits, and which organizations (by characteristics) are most at risk from each type of threat
  • How many organizations have the cash-on-hand they need to survive this crisis, and how should funders think about supporting organizational reserves long-term
  • What are the implications for employment in our sector going forward


Registration (choose the price level that’s right for you):

  • $0 – Option for those most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • $35 – General Admission
  • $50 – Support each other! Help make this program available to those who need it most. Support the data and capacity-building services that will help our sector recover.

Explore the data behind this webinar:

Our Presenters
Photo: Jeff Williams

Jeff Williams, M.A., M.B.A., is the director of the Community Data and Research Lab (CDRL) at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy, where he manages CDRL’s annual research agenda and oversees a staff of researchers, database experts, and web developers who promote access to data and provide insights into nonprofit and philanthropic organizations and activities. Learn more about Jeff.
Photo: Kyle Caldwell

Kyle Caldwell, M.A., is the president and CEO of the Council of Michigan Foundations. He brings to the role more than 25 years of government, nonprofit, and philanthropic sector experience. Learn more about Kyle.



April 29
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
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