In an economic downturn, what are the best adaptive strategies for nonprofits to become resilient?
Most nonprofits rely on traditional philanthropy, such as foundations, corporations, or high net-worth individuals, to fund their important missions. These forms of giving however, are not reliable in economic uncertainty or a recession.
How can nonprofits survive and thrive at a time when market forces are affecting their biggest donors? And, how can philanthropy evolve to be more secure and equitable overall?
Join us for this interactive online panel about trends, best practices, challenges, and new models of philanthropy.
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Staff Reporter, New York Nonprofit Media / City & State
Kay Dervishi is a staff reporter with New York Nonprofit Media and sister publication City & State magazine. She writes and compiles NYN First Read, the site’s daily newsletter focused on New York’s nonprofit sector.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science and journalism from the University of Richmond, where she covered local politics in Virginia.
A New York City native, she currently lives in Westchester County.
Director Of Advancement, Common Future
Rakiba is a lifelong-learner, master-connector, multi-tasking magician and an overall electropositive personality (seriously, ask anyone!). She is deeply centered around the etymology of philanthropy — the love of mankind. It’s no wonder she’s dedicated nearly a decade of her life fundraising for small and large community-based organizations in New York City. In the span of her career, she’s been on teams leading $50M capital campaigns, directed 4,000 attendee summits, managed over 200 volunteers for continuous twenty-four-hour fundraising events.
Rakiba is a big believer of the quadruple bottom line: people, planet, profit, equity. She’s hopeful about the power of systems thinking and entrepreneurship to create lasting social and economic impact.
She is a first-gen Bangladeshi American with strong Queens, NYC pride. Rakiba holds a B.A. from the American University in International Development and Economics and an M.S. from Columbia University in Nonprofit Management, where she also served as an Associate Instructor.
Founder & President, Goodnation
Rob has over 20 years of experience in philanthropy. As a Development Director, Rob raised funds from leading New York City foundations and ultimately joined the Robin Hood Foundation, where he worked for five years.
Prior to launching Goodnation, Rob consulted with high-performing nonprofits on fund development and strategic planning issues.
Rob has an MBA from HEC Montréal and a BA in English Literature from McGill University.
Marcos Salazar - Moderator
CEO & Co-Founder, Be Social Change
Marcos Salazar (@marcossalazar) is a serial social entrepreneur, career coach, speaker, and community-builder. Marcos has worked in research and leadership development at the American Psychological Association, Girl Scouts, and the White House Project (promoting women to run for office). He is also the founder of two t-shirt companies, a number of social impact blogs, and the author of two books.
Through Be Social Change, Marcos taps into his entrepreneur’s creativity and social good inspiration to help people find and do meaningful work and lead more sustainable lifestyles. Marcos earned a degree from Amherst College and a Masters in Organizational Management and an Executive Leadership Coaching certificate from The George Washington University. You can learn more about him at www.marcossalazar.com.