Today, especially, as the pandemic serves up a meal of uncertainty, ambiguity, complexity, and volatility, social sector leaders are called to invoke resilience as critical to organizational survival. At their best, resilient nonprofits respond to disruptions as breakthrough moments rather than breakdowns, identifying and pursuing new opportunities to learn, evolve, and, ultimately, better serve their communities.
So, what helps nonprofits survive and even thrive amidst shocks?
New research led by philanthropy consultant Diana Scearce points to seven crucial characteristics that support organizational resilience. The report also surfaces principles and practices for funders who seek to foster grantee-partners’ resilience to meet whatever arises. As the pandemic and its ripple effects unfold, come learn how to cultivate the conditions that result in a strong, flexible, adaptable social change ecosystem that’s capable of successfully weathering a global disruption of this magnitude.