How to help people who have the coronavirus, healthcare workers fighting the disease, people who have lost their jobs, businesses that have had to shut down, and more

How to help people who have the coronavirus, healthcare workers fighting the disease, people who have lost their jobs, businesses that have had to shut down, and more

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This is a great way to offer direct support within your community, according to Tiffany Gourley Carter, policy counsel at the National Council of Nonprofits.

"Local nonprofits are struggling the hardest, so donating to the ones in your community and the ones that mean the most to you will have the most impact," Carter told Business Insider.

Carter said many nonprofits are working on the frontlines to combat different aspects of the COVID-19 crisis, but they're struggling with budget cuts and a lack of funding.

"Ninety-two percent of nonprofits have budgets under $1 million dollars and 88% have budgets under $500,000, so most nonprofits are very small," she said. Since many have had to cancel their fundraising events or lost big donors during the outbreak, any amount you can give to a local nonprofit would be highly beneficial.

If you're unsure of where to donate within your community, Carter suggested to simply focus on what matters to you most.

"Think about the types of organizations that you care about," she said. "Whatever you're really interested in and passionate about, that's what you should be donating to."

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