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Pulse of the For-Purpose Sector: How Funders Responded to 2020

March 05th, 2021

Our Policy and Research Officer, Isabella Olsson, unpacks how the recently launched research program from the Centre of Social Impact aims to accurately measure the experience of the charities sector as we emerge from one of the most difficult years in recent memory.

There has been an abundance of anecdotal evidence about the severe financial toll caused by the pandemic on charities, as service demand skyrocketed and income stagnated or declined. Now we have the research and data to prove that organisations operating on the frontline during 2020 suffered a deep and potentially long-lasting impact.

A recently launched research program from the Centre of Social Impact aims to accurately measure the experience of the charities sector as we emerge from one of the most difficult years in recent memory, to gauge what is changing, what is lacking, and what needs to be further supported.  

The report forecasts the additional challenges of the conclusion of financial supports of JobKeeper scheduled to end later this month, and changes to JobSeeker, ahead of the new rate unveiled by the Federal Government last week. 

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