Resilience and Reinvention

By Susan D. Phillips

One in five nonprofits is already in financial trouble due to the COVID-19 crisis, and many will not survive. Others are resilient, dealing with skyrocketing demand and dramatically changing their programs. Meanwhile, foundations are stepping up their grant-making and leadership. To survive the pandemic, the philanthropy and nonprofit sector has to reinvent parts of itself. Faculty member Susan D. Phillips, from Carleton University’s Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership program, tells us how and why.

The one-hour webinar was hosted by Keith Sjogren (managing director at iNVESTOR ECONOMiCS), with an introduction by Jennifer Conley (chief advancement and liaison officer at Carleton). Susan Phillips begins at 6:50 of the video.

Also, the Global Issues and Transnational Actors (GITA) Common Interest Group hosted a webinar, The COVID-19 crisis and Civil Society, in 2020, focusing on how the COVID-19 crisis was affecting civil society and philanthropy in the Americas.