Diversity and Community Engagement
The University of Mississippi

CUPS Recap: Nonprofit Impact Survey

For the kickoff for our July Community-University Partnership (CUP) Series, we featured results from our recent nonprofit impact survey.  This survey was administered in May & June 2020 to assess the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on operations and capacity within our local Lafayette-Oxford-University nonprofit community, inform the development of community engagement activities at the university to support LOU community, and to advance community-university partnership to support community resilience and recovery.

This study was funded by the UM Disaster Recovery and Resilience Constellation and supported by campus and community collaborators including UM Economic Development, LOU Chamber of Commerce, Lafayette Oxford Foundation for Tomorrow, United Way of Oxford-Lafayette County, the Mississippi Alliance for Nonprofits & Philanthropy, and Volunteer Mississippi.

Study highlights:

  • 63.6% of respondents indicated a high level of concern toward the impact of COVID-19 on their organization.
  • 81.8% of respondents indicated an increased demand for client services, even as decreased fundraising, volunteer, and donor support.
  • Pressing urgent needs included funding, supplies, volunteers, and website/social media presence

Download the Presentation Slides (PDF).

Download the CUP transcript.