The latest pandemic has shook a lot of industries and small businesses to their core. Perhaps one of the most affected have been nonprofits.
According to a recent article on MarketWatch, “Most nonprofits can expect to suffer a significant setback for quite some time and some potentially will face organizational failure.” These important organizations will likely be suffering for donations for the following reasons:
- While we don’t yet know how much economic damage COVID-19 will cause, the rapidity of the decline so far has people concerned about the potential hit to their businesses and personal finances. In turn, they are likely to forego charitable contributions as a way of cutting expenses and preserving capital.
- When we emerge from this crisis, it’s probably safe to say that most people are also expecting the future to look different. People and businesses may respond with a defensive urge to cut back on their philanthropy.
- Social distancing, while necessary to mitigate the health crisis, has already caused massive disruptions to those charitable organizations that rely on events to raise critical funding, including walks, dinners, bike rides, races, open houses, and galas.
- Governments will be searching for ways to pay for increased expenses, relief, and stimulus plans during this time. It’s highly likely that organizations which have received government support in the past will see those funds slashed.
Nonprofits to Consider Supporting
If it is within your means, we encourage you to give to organizations that speak to you. No idea where to start? Here is a list of nonprofits that we at Mirr Ranch Group endorse and support:
National or Statewide Land Trusts and Other Conservation Organizations
These organizations protect our landscapes, water, and working ranches throughout different states.
- Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust
- Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust
- The Nature Conservancy
- Trust for Public Land
- Colorado Open Lands
- Keep It Colorado
- Western Rivers Conservancy
- Colorado Water Trust
- Colorado Fourteeners Initiative
- Conservation Finance Alliance
- Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
Local Conservation Organizations
The following local organizations do similar land conservation work in specific communities throughout the state and are deserving of your consideration as well.
These organizations go to great lengths to conserve, protect, and restore crucial winter and summer ranges, migration corridors, calving grounds and other vital areas, fisheries and their watersheds, while focusing on securing and improving hunter and fishermen access.
While we don’t know where this is headed or have control over the outcome, we do have control over who we support during this difficult time. Now is a time to come together. Please reach out if you have questions on how you can give back!