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The Impacts of COVID-19 on Nonprofit Real Estate

Thursday, March 25, 2021 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm PDT
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For the past year, nonprofits have experienced disruptions and upheaval from COVID-19, responding you unprecedented impacts on their operations, their staff, and their clients. The impact of COVID-19 has added to the ongoing struggle nonprofits have faced to find and keep affordable space in our region’s red-hot real estate market. How can we support an equitable recovery from COVID-19 for nonprofits? What role can philanthropy play to support their long-term sustainability, and ensure access to affordable, stable office space?

NCG, in collaboration with Community Vision and its own Nonprofit Displacement Project, engaged Harder+Company Community Research to conduct a survey in late 2020. Through the survey, we aimed to uncover how the pandemic has impacted Bay Area nonprofits’ programming and operations, impending eviction and financial concerns, and nonprofits’ future workspace plans.

Join us to:

Hear the full results of the survey and share your ideas on solutions that will best support nonprofits with their current and future workspace needs.


Sarah Frankfurth, Director of Programs and Partnerships, Northern California Grantmakers
Sarah is passionate about connecting people, exploring new ideas, and figuring out how to make things work. She brings these skills, along with a background in program design, network development, and learning communities to her work at NCG. As the Manager of Collaborative Philanthropy, Sarah will focus on the work of the Nonprofit Displacement Project and will work with NCG’s collaborative philanthropy groups. Before joining NCG, Sarah provided strategic leadership for an organization that built innovative leadership in the reproductive health, rights, and justice sector. Prior to that, Sarah designed and implemented multiple grant programs and learning networks focused on the social determinants of health and safety-net healthcare innovation for the Center for Care Innovations.
Haley Mousseau, MA, Research Consultant, Harder+CompanyCommunity Research
Haley has over a decade of experience in program evaluation, data management, and reporting, strategic planning, and policy and advocacy work. With particular expertise in homelessness, housing, and youth services, she offers deep knowledge of data collection processes, quality assurance activities, and reporting systems. She is skilled at conducting quantitative analyses of data to inform research projects, advocacy initiatives, strategic partnerships, and service delivery. Haley also has rich experience synthesizing and sharing research findings with diverse audiences. Prior to joining Harder+Company, Haley worked as Director of Research and Evaluation at Larkin Street Youth Services, providing agency-wide leadership to drive a culture of learning and data-driven decision-making. She has also served as a research analyst at BC Non-Profit Housing Association. An avid cyclist, Haley enjoys spending her time outside of work exploring the roads and trails of the Bay Area.

Target Audience 

This program is open to NCG members, nonmember funders, and nonprofits.