Between event cancellations, disaster fundraising appeals and loss of volunteers, COVID-19 has taken the nonprofit industry by storm. In this special season of our Groupthinkers podcast, host Justin McCord sits down with various leaders from the nonprofit industry who are coming up with innovative and inspirational responses in the face of uncertainty.

Check out the podcasts from Season 4 of Groupthinkers below:

Karla Baldelli thinks about wellness calls

As VP of Donor Engagement at RKD Group, Karla Baldelli is an expert on mid-major donors. In this episode, Justin chats with Karla about COVID-19 and how nonprofits can connect with their top donors during times of social distancing.

Tonie Howard & Glenn McKinney think about being present and proactive

Senior Vice Presidents Tonie Howard and Glenn McKinney have decades of experience working with local and regional nonprofits like food banks and rescue missions. As the national need for food and shelter increases, Tonie and Glenn offer their perspective on how being proactive and present can provide authenticity for donors looking to help their communities.

Amy Sample Ward thinks about community connection

As CEO of NTEN, Amy Sample Ward is one of many nonprofit leaders who had to make the difficult decision to cancel an upcoming conference. In this episode, Amy discusses the impact canceling The Nonprofit Technology Conference had on their organization. Justin and Amy also look at decision-making during crises and the importance of open and clear communication.

Shannon McCracken thinks about nonprofit response

On this episode of Groupthinkers, Justin sits down with the CEO of The Nonprofit Alliance, Shannon McCracken. Shannon discusses the recent town hall hosted by TNPA and shares the results from their poll of nonprofit marketers on steps they are taking to combat the impact felt by COVID-19.

Stephen Rockwell thinks about nonprofit effectiveness rating

Stephen Rockwell is the Chief Ratings Technology Officer for Charity Navigator. In this episode, Stephen shares how Charity Navigator is working to launch initiatives that optimize how organizations are rated amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Asha Curran thinks about #GivingTuesdayNow

On this episode of Groupthinkers, Justin sits down with Giving Tuesday CEO Asha Curran. Asha shares how the organization came to the decision to launch their newest initiative, #GivingTuesdayNow. She also discusses the power of generosity and how organizations can come together in the fight against COVID-19.

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