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Giving and America’s Faith-Based Nonprofits

As soon as we all realized how momentous COVID-19 was going to be, I could see the fear rising among America’s faith-based nonprofits.

Leaders of the nation’s 1.5 million nonprofit organizations, many totally dependent on charitable giving, watched with dread as the storm quickly grew.

It was as severe a storm as can be imagined: an international pandemic of unprecedented scale, the highest level of unemployment since the Great Depression, and waves of uncertainty big enough to potentially swamp even the healthiest nonprofits.

I have some good news: the ship is not sinking.

But I also have a word of caution for faith-based nonprofit leaders: right now, you can’t afford to be complacent.

Read the full article in the Fall 2020 issue of Outcomes – The Magazine of Christian Leadership Alliance.

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