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DeKalb County Nonprofit Study

2021 Report Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies Northern Illinois University DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership


Front cover photo courtesy of Bob Myers. ii

DeKalb County Nonprofit Study 2021 Report


Acknowledgements This is the third study in a planned

in 2020 and, like most initiatives in

three-part series that was

2020, this study was impacted by

Center for Governmental Studies offered assistance in accessing

conceptualized in 2014 and made

COVID-19. The survey instrument was

secondary data that provides

possible by the Douglas C. and Lynn

changed, the length was adjusted and

important context in the pages that

M. Roberts Family Foundation. We are

the entire project was reconfigured.

follow. Staff at NIU worked to design a

grateful for their generous support

Through these modifications, our

visually interesting report — one that

and for giving us an opportunity to

hope is that the information contained

presents an abundance of information in a compelling format. Finally, 57

advance the DeKalb County Nonprofit

here is timely, relevant and valuable

Partnership’s (DCNP) mission in

to nonprofit leaders making difficult

nonprofit leaders responded to the

meaningful and significant ways.

decisions in uncertain times.

survey and provided important data

The idea for these studies originally

Unsurprisingly, many different

came from DeKalb County nonprofit

individuals helped make this study

for the study. We recognize the time and effort required to participate and we thank you for your involvement.

leaders. We appreciate everyone who

a reality, and we are grateful for

expressed a need for the localized

their contributions. DCNP members

In the end, our hope is that this

provided feedback to ensure the

third edition of the DeKalb County

relevancy of the data presented

Nonprofit Study will help equip

here. The Northern Illinois University

decision makers with the information

information that this study provides, which allows for data-driven decision making.

Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies

needed to enhance the quality of life

This study looks different compared

led the data collection efforts and

in communities throughout DeKalb

to the prior two. Data were collected

compilation of the report. The NIU

County, both now and in the future. —DCNP Steering Committee

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Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies Co-Authors/Principal Investigators Alicia Schatteman, Ph.D. Julie Ann O’Connell, M.Ed. Anisha Jain, M.A.

Research Assistant Danielle Hoske

Advisors and Reviewers

About the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership The DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership (DCNP) is a membership-based program of the DeKalb County Community Foundation that works to strengthen nonprofit organizations located in or serving DeKalb County, Illinois. With over 150 members, DCNP offers training, professional development, grant opportunities, networking, collaboration and programs such as Give DeKalb County. Learn more at dcnp.org.

Ben Bingle, Ph.D., DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership Deanna Cada, M.S., DeKalb County Community Mental Health Board Micki Chulick, Community Member Betsy Hull, M.P.A., DeKalb County Community Foundation Marc Hooks, M.P.A., DeKalb County Community Foundation Brian Reis, M.A., Ellwood House Museum Lynette Spencer, M.S.W., Adventure Works Dan Templin, M.S., DeKalb County Community Foundation

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DeKalb County Nonprofit Study 2021 Report

About the Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies The Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies (NNGO) is an interdisciplinary academic unit that connects students, faculty, researchers and nonprofit organizations across Northern Illinois. Created in 2010, NNGO offers an undergraduate major, minor and certificate in Nonprofit and NGO studies to educate the next generation of nonprofit and community leaders. The Center brings the latest research to the nonprofit sector in the form of community-based research assistance, professional development, networking and student engagement. Learn more at niu.edu/nonprofit.


Table of Contents

Executive Summary

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DeKalb County at a Glance Population Distribution by Age

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Gender and Racial Distribution Education Poverty and Income

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Nonprofit Sector in Illinois and DeKalb County Illinois State nonprofit data Total nonprofit revenue and assets Number of residents that volunteer DeKalb County Number of nonprofits in county and surrounding counties Total number of nonprofit organizations Total nonprofit revenue and assets — by county (dollar amount) Nonprofit data by State Representatives Nonprofit data by State Senators

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Respondent Demographics What subsectors best represent your nonprofit organization’s primary mission and programmatic focus? What is the range of your organization’s total annual revenue (most recently completed fiscal year)? What is the zip code of your organization’s primary or headquarters office location? Does your organization collect any of the following demographic information (choose all that apply)? If no demographic information is collected for a group, leave blank.

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Finance, Funding and COVID-19 To what extent are you currently delivering your regular programs and services during the COVID-19 Pandemic? How likely is it that your nonprofit will have necessary financial resources to adequately provide services for your clients/users/members through Dec. 31, 2020? Which of the following, if any, has your organization already undertaken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic? Indicate if your organization used the federal funding programs available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)(Pub. L. 116-136). How likely is it that your nonprofit will be able to fully fund payroll through Dec. 31, 2020? In a typical year, to what degree did your organization rely on government funding? (local, state or federal). Has your nonprofit gained revenues due to the COVID-19 crisis from any of the following sources? Select all that apply. Has your nonprofit lost revenues due to the COVID-19 crisis from any of the following sources? Select all that apply. How likely is it that your nonprofit will be able to meet public health requirements for COVID-19 (washing hands, masks and social distancing) to serve your clients/users/members through Dec.31, 2020?

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Methodology 14 End Notes

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Executive Summary This report, the third in the series, describes the characteristics of the county and the nonprofit sector in DeKalb County, as well as the impact of COVID-19. Responding organizations came from all different subsectors. Most of the responding nonprofit organizations fall under human services (33.3%); arts, culture and humanities (21.1%); and education (14.0%). Nearly half of the nonprofits reported income under $100,000. Most organizations collect income levels from the persons they serve (78.6%). When the original study was completed in 2015, Illinois was at the very beginning of its two-year run without an official budget. Five years later, the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected our communities in every way. Over a third (36.8%) of respondents believe COVID-19 severely reduced their capacity to deliver their regular programs and services. Prior to COVID-19, 40.9% of nonprofits indicated that state funding was very or extremely important compared to 34% for local government funding and just 16% for federal government funding. However, the pandemic quickly changed their financial situation. Most notably, 63.6% were greatly affected by having to cancel a major fundraising event adding to the revenue losses. To continue to serve DeKalb County residents, these organizations reached out to major donors (74.6%), increased social media posting (83.6%), communicated to all donors (85.7%), and involved their board in planning (94.6%). About half of the nonprofits did not apply for funding through the Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP) but about the same amount did apply and received funding. As a result of their efforts, about half (49.1%) of the nonprofits expect to have necessary financial resources to adequately provide services for clients or members and most nonprofits (40.4%) expect to fully fund payroll through Dec. 31, 2020. COVID-19 has significantly impacted service delivery by nonprofits. Over half (56%) of nonprofits have moderately or severely reduced their capacity to deliver their programs. Also, about a third had to reduce their volunteers to a great extent which also impacts the ability of nonprofits to deliver their services. In terms of revenue, nearly 80% of all nonprofits experienced a decrease in fundraising event revenue, followed by a decline in contributions from individuals (56%) and a decline in fee-for-services (51%). To keep their clients and staff safe, nonprofits implemented CDC approved procedures for re-engagement (80.5%) so they could resume delivery of all programs and services (70.9%). They did, however, change their delivery of programs and services to serve clients over the phone or online (72.7%). Nonprofits also collaborated with other nonprofits (70.9%) and government unit/agencies (43.6%). They increased advocacy efforts to government agencies and officials (47.3%), received emergency grants (49.1%), and projected several budget scenarios (85.5%). These results clearly show the significant challenges faced by nonprofits during this pandemic. The findings also demonstrate the incredible resilience, creativity and commitment of nonprofits to serve our communities in the most difficult of times.

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DeKalb County at a Glance

Woodlake Airport

Map of DeKalb County

Race/Ethnicity: White, Black, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, Asian, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.

<5 years 5.7%

DeKalb County

5.9%

Illinois United States

6% <18 years 21.4%

DeKalb County

22.2%

Illinois

22.3%

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>65 years

12.9%

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16.1%

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16.5%

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Gender and Racial Distribution

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Distribution comparisons: county, state and nation. Gender: Percent female.

Female 50.4%

DeKalb County

50.9%

Illinois

50.8%

United States

Race/Ethnicity: White, Black, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, Asian, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.

White (not Hispanic) 75.8% DeKalb County

rcentage of Increased pe ericans African Am ounty: in DeKalb C 2018: 7.6% 2020: 8. 3%

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Black DeKalb County

8.3% 14.6% 13.4%

Illinois United States

Hispanic/Latino DeKalb County

11.7% 17.5% 18.5%

Illinois United States

American Indian .5%

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Illinois

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Asian 2.7%

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Education

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Comparison of high school graduation rates: county, state and nation.

DeKalb County high school graduation rate

92.4%

Illinois high school graduation rate

88.9%

United States high school graduation rate

87.7%

Rate/Percentage of population that achieved bachelor’s degree or higher: county, state and nation.

gh vels , both hi Education le gree de ’s or bachel school and e 2018 . nc si d se increa attainment school ounty high • DeKalb C 18 , 92 .2% in 20 graduation 20. 92 .4% in 20 elor ’s ounty bach • DeKalb C and 18 20 in % degree 30.0 . 31 .4% in 2020

Poverty and Income

31.4%

DeKalb County

34.1%

Illinois United States

31.5%

NOTE: Education categories reported differently than in previous years — estimates derived from 2014-2018 data. NOTE: Data RE: education attainment was analyzed from participants ages 25 years and older .

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Persons below the poverty level (percentage of people living below the “federally established poverty level”): county, state and nation.

DeKalb County

13.1% 12.1%

Illinois

11.8%

United States

Per capita income (dollar amount): county, state and nation.

DeKalb County

$28,073

Illinois

$34,463

United States

$32,621

NOTE: (2018) Income calculations based on data derived from 2014-2018. Median household income (dollar amount): county, state and nation.

$61,086 $63,575 $60,293

DeKalb County Illinois United States

NOTE: (2018) Income calculations based on data derived from 2014-2018.

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Nonprofit Sector in Illinois and DeKalb County Illinois

State nonprofit data

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Total number of nonprofit organizations in Illinois:

117,918

NPOs filing financial information with IRS:

20,626

501(c)3 Public charities:

73,259

501(c)3 Public charities filing financial information with IRS:

501(c)3 Private Foundations:

447

501(c)3 Private Foundations filing financial information with IRS:

274

9,740

Total nonprofit revenue and assets – by state (dollar amount)

Illinois total nonprofit revenue:

Illinois total nonprofit assets:

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$227,855,063,161 $322,310,570,720

Number of residents that volunteer: 2,824,541

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28.1%

Percentage of state residents that volunteer:

National ranking for residents that volunteer by state:

Number of hours of service:

Dollar amount of service contributed (by year):

Percentage of residents who participate in local groups or organizations:

38th

206.5 million hours $4.9 billion 26.8%

DeKalb County

Number of nonprofits in county and surrounding counties

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Boone 290

Kendall 568

Ogle 432

DeKalb 856

LaSalle 880

Winnebago 2,113

Grundy 414

Lee 332

Kane 3,158

McHenry 1,687

Total number of nonprofit organizations in DeKalb County: 856

NPOs filing financial information with IRS:

152

501(c)3 Public charities:

517

501(c)3 Public charities filing financial information with IRS:

75

501(c)3 Private Foundations filing financial information with IRS:

41

Total nonprofit revenue and assets – by county (dollar amount)

Total nonprofit revenue:

$214,510,408

Total nonprofit assets:

$475,742,347

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Nonprofit data by State Representatives

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70TH DISTRICT Jeff Keicher (R)

Elected: 11/03/2020 Next Election: 11/08/2022 2yr Term Main Office: 200-3N Stratton Building Springfield, IL 62706 TEL: (217) 782-0425 FAX: (217) 782-1275 WEB: https://repkeicher.com Secondary Office: 2600 DeKalb Ave., Suite C Sycamore, IL 60178 TEL: (815) 748-3494 FAX: (815) 748-4630

Private nonprofit wage and salary workers

2018

2015

Percentage of total workforce:

7.0%

6.5%

Private nonprofit wage and salary workers:

3,760

3,505

Median Earnings:

$27,583 $38,783

90TH DISTRICT Tom Demmer (R)

Elected: 11/03/2020 Next Election: 11/08/2022 2yr Term Main Office: 222-N Stratton Office Building Springfield, IL 62706 TEL: (217) 782-0535 WEB: https://tomdemmer.org Secondary Office: 105 E. First St., Suite 110 Dixon, IL 61021 TEL: (815) 561-3690

Private nonprofit wage and salary workers

Percentage of total workforce:

Private nonprofit wage and salary workers:

Median Earnings:

2018

2015

8.8%

8.7%

4,550

4,426

$32,550 $44,646

Nonprofit data by State Senators

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35TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT Dave Syverson (R)

Elected: 11/06/2018 Next Election: 11/08/2022 4yr Term Main Office: 105E State Capitol Building Springfield, IL 62706 TEL: (217) 782-5413 WEB: www.senatordavesyverson.com District Office: 200 S. Wyman St., Suite 302 Rockford, IL 61101 TEL: (815) 987-7555

Private nonprofit wage and salary workers

2018

2015

Percentage of total workforce:

6.9%

7.2%

Private nonprofit wage and salary workers:

7,295

7,599

Median Earnings:

$33,952 $45,009

45TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT Brian Stewart (R)

Elected: 11/06/2018 Next Election: 11/08/2022 4yr Term Main Office: 105C Capitol Building Springfield, IL 62706 TEL: (217) 782-0180 WEB: senatorstewart.com District Office: 50 W. Douglas St, Suite 1001 Freeport, IL 61032 TEL: (815) 284-0045 FAX: (815) 232-0777

Private nonprofit wage and salary workers

Percentage of total workforce:

Private nonprofit wage and salary workers:

Median Earnings:

2018

2015

8.9%

8.9%

9,076

9,123

$31,991 $41,444

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Respondent Demographics DeKalb County is fortunate to be home to a wide variety of community-based nonprofit resources. A cross-section of these organizations responded to the DeKalb County Nonprofit Study in 2020.

What subsectors best represent your nonprofit organization’s primary mission and programmatic focus? The National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) is the system used by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) since the mid1990s to categorize nonprofit organizations. The NTEE classification system includes 26 major groups that fall under ten general categories or subsectors: 2020

Arts, Culture and Humanities

Education

Environment and Animals

21.05% 14.04% 3.51%

Health

10.53%

Human Services

33.33%

International, Foreign Affairs

0.00%

Public, Societal Benefit

8.77%

Religion Related

3.51%

Mutual/Membership Benefit

1.75%

Unknown, Unclassified

1.75%

When a nonprofit organization is first recognized, the IRS classifies it based on descriptive data in the organization’s application for recognition of tax-exempt status. The majority of respondents who answered represent Human Services organizations, which is consistent with the largest subsector reported nationally.

What is the range of your organization’s total annual revenue (most recently completed fiscal year)?

Range of Total Annual Revenue

2020

Under $100,000

45.61%

$100,001 – $200,000

7.02%

$200,001 – $300,000

3.51%

$300,001 - $400,000

10.53%

$400,001 - $500,000

8.77%

$500,001 - $1 Million

5.26%

$1 Million - $2 Million

5.26%

$2 Million - $3 Million

1.75%

Over 3 Million

12.28%

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What is the zip code of your organization’s primary or headquarters office location?

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Cortland 60112

1.79% 1

DeKalb 60115

48.21% 27

Esmond 60129

0.00% 0

Genoa 60135

1.79% 1

Kingston 60145

5.36% 3

Kirkland 60146

1.79% 1

Malta 60150

0.00% 0

Sycamore 60178

25.00% 14

Hinckley 60520

1.79% 1

Sandwich 60548

1.79% 1

Shabbona 60550

0.00% 0

Waterman 60556

0.00% 0

Outside of DeKalb County

7.14% 4

Other 5.36% 3

Total 100% 56

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Overa ll, mos t nonp n ot co rofits llectin a re g demo inform g ra p h ation a ic b o ut t b o a rd heir st memb a ff, ers , vo o r th e luntee people r s they s er ve.

Many nonpr ofits a collec re ting ag e, gen r a ce a der, n d e th nicity th e p e a b o ut ople t hey se r ve.

N onpr ofits a re leas to coll t likely ect inf o rmatio sexua n abou l orien t tation or disa , incom bility. e

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Finance, Funding and COVID-19 To what extent are you currently delivering your regular programs and services during the COVID-19 pandemic?

2020

5.26%

Greater than usual

Same 14.04% Programs continued but in a different way

21.05%

Moderately reduced capacity

19.30%

Severely reduced capacity

36.84%

Not at all

3.51%

How likely is it that your nonprofit will have necessary financial resources to adequately provide services for your clients/users/members through Dec. 31, 2020?

2020

Very likely

49.12%

Somewhat likely

31.58%

Somewhat unlikely

14.04%

Very unlikely

1.75%

“There needs to be a vaccine in place before we can open our doors again.”

“Demand is high for remote mental health services.” “More families are in crisis due to the pandemic.”

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Which of the following, if any, has your organization already undertaken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic? Question

Terminated, laid off, reduced employee’s work hours or furloughed staff

To a great extent 11.11%

To some extent

Not at all Total

6

25.93% 14

62.96% 34

54

Reduced volunteers

31.48% 17

33.33% 18

35.19% 19

54

Reached out to major donors

21.82% 12

52.73% 29

25.45% 14

55

Increased social media posting

49.09% 27

34.55% 19

16.36.%

9

55

Communicated to all donors

34.55% 19

50.91% 28

14.55%

8

55

Involved board in planning

52.73% 29

41.82% 23

5.45%

3

55

Canceled a fundraising event

63.64% 35

18.18% 10

18.18% 10

55

Collaborated with another nonprofit

34.55% 19

36.36% 20

29.09% 16

55

Collaborated with a government unit/agency

21.82% 12

21.82% 12

56.36% 31

55

16.36%

30.91% 17

52.73% 29

55

50.91% 28

55

Increased advocacy efforts to government agencies/officials

Received an emergency grant

29.09% 16

20.00%

Projected several budget scenarios

29.09% 16

56.36% 31

14.55%

8

55

Implemented CDC-approved procedures for re-engagement

42.27% 26

38.18% 21

14.55%

8

55

Resumed delivery of all programs/services

10.91%

6

60.00% 33

29.09% 16

55

Ceased operations

7.27%

4

20.00%

11

72.73% 40

55

Drew down cash reserves to meet daily operating expenses

12.73%

7

43.64% 24

43.64% 24

55

Borrowed short term

10.91%

6

10.91%

6

78.18% 43

55

Refinanced outstanding debt

3.64%

2

0.00%

0

96.36% 53

55

Delayed capital campaign

9.26%

5

20.37%

11

70.37% 38

54

Sought financial assistance through community/foundation relief grants

36.36% 20

16.36%

9

47.27% 26

55

Offering programming via telephone or online platforms

41.82% 23

30.91% 17

27.27% 15

55

Inability to pay rent or mortgage

3.64%

2

4

89.09% 49

55

Used strategic processes to identify priorities

20.00%

11

50.91% 28

29.09% 16

55

A b o ut half of all non their so profits cial me increas dia pos ed ting.

9

7.27%

11

Over 6 0 % of n onprofi a majo ts had r fundr to canc aising el event.

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Indicate if your organization used the federal funding programs available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)(Pub. L. 116-136). Did not Question apply

Applied Approved for Approved but was funding but not and received denied yet received funding Total

Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP) Emergency SBA Loans

55.36% 31

1.79%

85.45% 47

1.82% 1

Expanded EIDL and Emergency Grants (SBA Loans)

1

0.00%

0

1.82% 1

42.86% 24

56

10.91% 0 55

Mid-size Loan Program

100.00% 55

0.00% 0

0.00% 0

0.00% 0

55

100.00% 55

0.00% 0

0.00% 0

0.00% 0

55

Main Street Lending Program

How likely is it that your nonprofit will be able to fully fund payroll through Dec. 31, 2020? Answer

% Count

Very unlikely

Somewhat unlikely

1.79% 1

Somewhat likely

17.86% 10

Very likely

41.07% 23

Don’t have any paid staff

28.57% 16 100% 56

Total

In a typical year, to what degree did your organization rely on government funding? (local, state or federal) Question

of all Nearly a third s nonprofit in nty do not DeKalb Cou id staff. have any pa

10.71% 6

e liant on stat s are most re fit ro np no by y nt t, followed DeKalb Cou governmen ed by local w llo fo g, in fund rnment. federal gove

Local government (county, township, village, city, etc.)

Extremely important

26.00% 13

Illinois state government 29.55% 13

Very important

8.00%

4

11.36%

5

Moderately important

10.00%

5

2.27%

1

12

Slightly important Not at all important

16.00% 8 40.00% 19

11.36% 5 45.45% 19

Federal government 10.00% 5 6.00%

3

20.00% 10 10.00% 5 54.00% 27

Total 50 44 50

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Has your nonprofit gained revenues due to the COVID-19 crisis from any of the following sources? Select all that apply.

% Count

Government funding

22.8% 13

Contributions/donations from individuals

21.1% 12

21.1% 12

Foundation funding

Other 8.8% 5 Fundraising events

5.3% 3

Retail revenue

4.08% 2

Fee-for-services (sales, program fees)

1.8% 1

Reimbursements 1.8% 1

As a r esult o f COVID -19, ab o ut 2 0 of all n % onpro fits ha increa d s e d re venue f ro m g overn m e nt , fo u n d ations and individ uals

0.00% 0

Investment income

Has your nonprofit lost revenues due to the COVID-19 crisis from any of the following sources? Select all that apply.

% Count

Fundraising events

78.9% 45

Contributions/donations from individuals

56.1% 32

Fee-for-services (sales, program fees)

50.9% 29

Foundation funding

26.3% 15

Retail revenue

15.9% 9

Investment income

12.3% 7

Government funding

10.5% 6

Reimbursements 7.0% 4

As a r esult o COVID f -19, ne arly 8 0 of all n % onpro fits ha re d u c d tions in revenu from f e u n d ra is in g events follow ed by , individ a n d fe uals , e s fo r ser vic e.

Other 5.3% 3

How likely is it that your nonprofit will be able to meet public health requirements for COVID-19 (washing hands, masks and social distancing) to serve your clients/ users/members through Dec. 31, 2020? Answer

% Count

Very unlikely

21.33% 32

Somewhat unlikely

19.33% 29

Somewhat likely

4.00% 6

Very likely

3.5% 36

Total 100% 56

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Methodology Background:

Due to COVID-19, the larger study was scaled down to focus on the impact of COVID-19 on DeKalb County nonprofit organizations while still collecting and analyzing data on the sector overall, in the county and the state. For this version of the study, we created a new survey based on similar surveys taking place across the country. That survey was then tested by a group of local reviewers. Qualtrics was used to administer the online survey and collect responses.

Distribution List: We generated a list of 501(c)3 and 501(c)6 nonprofit organizations in DeKalb County registered with the Internal Revenue Service. We included all faithbased organizations if they provided public services such as a daycare center. We removed private operating foundations. This resulted in a list of 152 organizations.

Timeline: The survey was initially distributed through Qualtrics including an electronic link. This was followed up with two reminder emails through Qualtrics as well as promotion of the survey project by the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership to encourage additional participation. Sept. 8, 2020 Initial email, data collection begins. Hard copies of surveys mailed. Sept. 14, 2020 First reminder email. Sept. 21, 2020 Second reminder email. Sept. 28, 2020 Survey closed, data collection ended.

Data Confidentiality: Survey responses collected through this project are presented in aggregate to protect the confidentiality of participating organizations.

Response Rate: From the list of 152 organizations, nine of these organizations were no longer operating or had merged with other nonprofits. Email addresses for the remaining 143 organizations were gathered; however, in 16 instances, no email address was found resulting in distribution of the survey by mail. Therefore, 127 organizations received the survey by email via Qualtrics. Of these, 54 completed the online survey and three additional surveys were returned by mail which were entered into Qualtrics manually. There were 57 total respondents, resulting in a 39.9% response rate (57/143).

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End Notes 1

https://dekalbcounty.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/cl-yearbook.pdf

2

https://www.indexmundi.com/facts/united-states/quick-facts/illinois/population#chart

3

http://www.usa.com/rank/illinois-state--land-area--county-rank.htm

4

https://dekalbcounty.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/cl-yearbook.pdf

5

https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/dekalbcountyillinois,IL,US/PST045219

6

https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/dekalbcountyillinois,IL,US/PST045219

7

https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/dekalbcountyillinois,IL,US/PST045219

8

https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/dekalbcountyillinois,IL,US/PST045219

9

https://www.guidestar.org/search?q=

10

Calculated from IRS BMF data file.

11

https://www.nationalservice.gov/serve/via/states/illinois

12

https://www.guidestar.org/search?q=#

13

Calculated from IRS BMF data file.

14

U.S. Census https://datacensus.gov

Source: U.S. Census https://data.census.gov

Back cover photo courtesy of Bob Myers.

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Zulauf Hall, Room 114 DeKalb, IL 60115 815-753-4410 niu.edu/nonprofit

475 DeKalb Ave. Sycamore, IL 60178 815-748-5383 dcnp.org

Profile for Northern Illinois University

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