In the span of only a few weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has upended daily routines and impacted communities across the world in unprecedented ways. No corner of our society has been left untouched by the effects of the pandemic, including the nonprofit sector.
To understand how this pandemic could impact the nonprofit community, Fidelity Charitable conducted a survey of philanthropic individuals to see how they’re thinking about philanthropy in response to the pandemic and how the situation could affect their giving and volunteering behaviors. The study underscored the following key takeaways:
In addition to surveying general donors about their response to COVID-19, we also conducted a survey among Fidelity Charitable donors to understand how donor-advised fund donors are taking the pandemic into account in their giving. Donor-advised fund donors tend to be more engaged in philanthropy and planful in regard to their charitable contributions, and their response to the COVID-19 pandemic reflects these qualities.
For more on how the COVID-19 pandemic could influence donor giving behaviors, read the detailed results from our survey.
Artemis Strategy Group, an independent research firm, conducted a research study on behalf of Fidelity Charitable about the effect of COVID-19 on giving and volunteering behavior. 1,842 adults in the U.S. who donated at least $1,000 to charity in 2019 were surveyed in March 2020.
We are continually monitoring the situation and will update our COVID-19 giving guidance as circumstances change and new information comes available.
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