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“How are you in 2022?” An Update on COVID-19 and Leon County’s Nonprofit Sector

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“How are you in 2022?” An Update on COVID-19 and Leon County’s Nonprofit Sector


What: COVID-19 and the Nonprofit Sector 2022
When: 12 noon to 1 PM, EST; Friday, June 3, 2022
Webinar: “How are you in 2022?” An Update on COVID-19 and Leon County’s Nonprofit Sector

The impact of COVID-19 on the Leon County’s nonprofit sector has been profound, and full recovery will take years. That’s a key finding from a recent local survey that will be shared by nonprofit leaders from the Council on Culture & Arts (COCA), the Institute for Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence (INIE), and United Partners for Human Services (UPHS). The findings will be presented at a webinar to be held on Zoom on Friday, June 3 from 12 noon to 1 PM.

As a follow up to the original nonprofit survey conducted in 2021, this new survey from spring 2022 provides a current snapshot of the sector. COCA, INIE and UPHS gathered data from over 85 local nonprofits in Leon County, spanning all industries including arts and culture, human services, environment, animal services, and more. The webinar will bring local leaders and community stakeholders together to review the findings, discuss new pathways to recovery, and explore opportunities for collaboration and advocacy. CARES and ARPA funding provided by Leon County and the City of Tallahassee were instrumental in addressing immediate needs during the height of the pandemic; however, although there are signs of recovery in the sector, the survey results show that nonprofit organizations still have a long road ahead.

Among key survey findings:

·       100% of nonprofits have sustained a financial loss due to COVID-19; only 38% have been able to make up any shortfalls
·       22% of nonprofits have had to terminate, lay-off or furlough employees
·       65% of nonprofits have seen an increased need for services
·       73% of nonprofits are unable to meet increased demand for services; 13% are unable to meet demand at all

The upcoming webinar is part of a series of community conversations that connect the public to the work and impact of the local nonprofit sector.

COCA, INIE, and UPHS are Tallahassee-based nonprofit organizations focused on strengthening and amplifying the sector’s voice through advocacy, education, community engagement and cross-sector collaboration.
About the Council on Culture & Arts (COCA)

COCA is the officially designated local arts agency for Tallahassee and Leon County by the City, County, and State, and marks more than 35 years of service to the community. COCA envisions a vibrant and thriving creative community that enhances quality of life and economic vitality. COCA’s mission is to serve and support the community by promoting and advocating for arts and culture in Florida’s capital region. Visit COCA at

About the Institute for Non-Profit Innovation and Excellence (INIE)
The Institute for Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence (INIE) is a management support organization founded in 2014 to strengthen the capacity and impact of the nonprofit sector through advocacy, education and collaboration. Through a focus on capacity-building, collaboration and creativity, INIE works to enhance the nonprofit sector and ensure that it continues to serve as a driving force for this region’s economy and quality of life. Visit INIE at

About United Partners for Human Services (UPHS)
As the premiere human services organization in the Big Bend region, UPHS manages a coalition of human services providers who influence public policy, create access to human services, and ensure a healthier quality of life for all Tallahassee-Leon County residents. UPHS is an area resource for advocacy, information, best practices and innovation in the human services nonprofit sector. Visit UPHS at



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