Shutting down a non-profit or charity can be expensive for its leaders, stressful for its staff, and gutting for the community it serves. Calgary Arts Development’s operational structural change grants are designed to help organizations close down.
The COVID-19 pandemic is perhaps the most dramatic reason for non-profits and charities to close their doors right now. In a February report by Imagine Canada, around 12 percent of surveyed charities believed they’d be able to survive just 6 to 12 months under current conditions. Another 17 percent aren’t sure how long they can survive. (By contrast, 30 percent say they’ll be able to survive for over a year, while another 37 percent say they can do so indefinitely). Amid all of the pandemic’s uncertainty, closure, either temporary or permanent, is still a very real possibility.
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