This session is part of a 3 part series called
Recovery Post COVID-19: Re-entry, Remodel and Rebuild.
As nonprofits and social enterprises navigate the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, there are a number of key issues leaders should be thinking about, as well as steps they can take to not only react to severe financial shocks now but also reshape their finances and plan for recovery.
The uncertainties of the current environment serve as a powerful reminder to decision-makers of the need for risk management and crisis planning. Organizations have to be predictive and proactive in their decision-making to preserve sustainability and build enterprise resilience.
In this workshop, we will discuss:
How services and program delivery has changed for you
How to honestly assess where you are today so you can move on your path forward
How to plan for a more financially and operationally sustainable future state
How to communicate internally and externally about what's current and what's coming
How to continue or grow to become a digital, agile organization
Michelle Baldwin is Executive Director of Pillar Nonprofit Network and helped to co-create Innovation Works and VERGE Capital in London, Ontario. She has extensive experience in nonprofit management, social enterprise, social innovation, social finance, communications and fundraising. In the development of Innovation Works a 32,000 sq ft co-working space for social innovators, Michelle was involved in bringing innovative social finance tools including a 1 million dollar community bond and 1.2 million in social finance loans to make the project possible.
She currently serves as Chair of the Board for the Ontario Nonprofit Network and Vice Chair of the Board for Atlohsa Family Healing Services. Michelle will be co-teaching a Governance Leadership Ethics course at Huron University College in the coming school year.
Michelle holds a Master of Educational Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, as well as a Communications & Public Relations Professional Certificate from Western, Volunteer Management Certificate from Fanshawe College and completed the Maytree Policy School and Banff Centre for Creativity & Arts Foundations of Purpose program
Rachel is a human-centred transformational leader. Having led through significant change and periods of uncertainty, Rachel knows how to find the opportunities that help to focus energy among leaders, wich translates to clearer decisions and direction for teams. She knows how to use technology and clear communication to bring teams into alignment so that they can perform on the other side of significant change.
For her leadership in gender equity (particularly in the tech industry), as well as social purpose business strategy and storytelling, Rachel was recognized as one of London’s Top 20 Under 40. Before joining Pillar Nonprofit Network as Social Enterprise Program Manager and Coach, Rachel worked with London B Corp and digital agency, rTraction, most recently as COO, and helped B Lab to grow the B Corp movement across Canada. Rachel’s educational background blends equity and social justice, meaning making, storytelling, and systems change. She is currently pursuing her MA in Global Leadership at Royal Roads University to continue working toward positive change that addresses the world’s wicked problems.
Julie works with community organizations, businesses, and individuals to develop innovative solutions to complex social and economic problems. Julie graduated from Ivey Business School at Western University and leverages her business skills to drive community change. She specializes in developing innovative business models and coaching individuals and organizations through the implementation of new and scaling revenue generating initiatives.
As the Manager of Impact Consulting, Julie works directly with organizations across all sectors to develop sustainable strategies and leverage data to make informed decisions.
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