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From Sustainability to Survivability: Managing Uncertainty Amid Crisis

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As nonprofit professionals scramble to devise new operating plans designed to serve as many constituents 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. However, there are steps leaders can take to increase the likelihood of success amid these challenging times. We’ll discuss these steps, offering tools and templates along the way that leaders can take back to their organizations and implement immediately.

Session Objectives

  • Understand the organization’s cash position and assess damage to revenue streams.
  • Use a framework for making strategic decisions that balances impact and financial considerations.
  • Explore the art of decision-making in times of crisis to determine how best to communicate with stakeholders.

*A recording of this webinar will be sent to all registrants. 

About the Presenter

Steven Zimmerman, CPA, MBA is the Principal of Spectrum Nonprofit Services where he provides training and consulting in the areas of finance and strategy for community-based organizations, foundations and government agencies throughout the country. Steve is a co-author of two books on nonprofit sustainability published by Jossey-Bass, The Sustainability Mindset: Using the Matrix Map to Make Strategic Decisions with Jeanne Bell of CompassPoint published in 2014 and the best-selling book Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability with Jeanne Bell and Jan Masaoka of CalNonprofits published in 2010.

Read more about Steve here.

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 1:15pm to 2:45 pm
Fees: Member - $10; Not yet member - $20

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