COVID-19: The Prospects for Nonprofit Human Resource Management


  • Kunle Akingbola Lakehead University



COVID-19; Nonprofit HRM; Nonprofit Employees; Nonprofit Change


This article explores the impacts of COVID-19 on nonprofit employees and human resource management (HRM). The pandemic is wreaking havoc on people’s health and well-being and threatening the primary institutions that support the functioning of society. For nonprofits, COVID-19 is a call to action at many levels. As the devasting impacts of the pandemic evolve, nonprofits have continued to provide essential services and help the vulnerable. At the same time, the impacts of COVID-19 portend serious and potentially crippling strains on nonprofits, which are already overstretched. Since the context in which nonprofits operate is critical to their effectiveness and the outcomes of their employment relations, the impacts of COVID-19 could shape nonprofit HRM and employees’ ability to assist people.


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Author Biography

Kunle Akingbola, Lakehead University

Faculty of Business Administration

Associate Professor


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