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3 Tips for Conducting a Community Needs Assessment Amid COVID-19

by: Kristy Fontelera

COVID-19 has had a substantial impact on most communities. If your organization is looking to provide pandemic relief and support, you should conduct a community needs assessment to better understand gaps in support and look to fill the void.


Chances are, demand for your organization’s support and services has increased due to the COVID-19 pandemic, even if resources have decreased. According to a recent study, demand for nonprofits has increased on average by 10.2% while funding dropped 29%. If your nonprofit is struggling to meet demand, it may be beneficial to look for new areas to provide low-resource assistance that can be quickly scaled.

The best way to identify new opportunities for community support or optimize existing services is

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