From Sustainability to Survivability: How Nonprofits Can Manage Uncertainty Amid Crisis
By: Steve Zimmerman
In the nonprofit sector, the fragility of life is always very present. Likewise, for nonprofit leaders the fragility of our organizations is also always present. Fears of an impending recession and the decline in the percentages of individuals
donating to nonprofits have made the sustainability of organizations a top concern for Executive Directors for quite some time. But none of us expected the sudden disruption of our lives and society brought on by a pandemic.
professionals scramble to devise new operating plans designed to serve as many as possible while protecting and caring for employees, the thought of sustainability seems almost quaint. All revenue streams, from foundations to individuals
and even fees for service, are under extreme pressure. Indeed, for many executives, thoughts today are not on sustainability but survivability and, as always, it is at these times our constituents need us most.
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Steve Zimmerman was our Keynote Speaker at the 2020 Nebraska Nonprofit Conference, and NAM members can view the recordings here: https://www.nonprofitam.org/store/viewproduct.aspx?id=16782558
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