Building Resilient Organizations: A Conversation with Maurice Mitchell

While organizational resilience has long been a focus of those in the nonprofit sector, this topic has gained new urgency as institutions and movements continue to navigate the repercussions of the pandemic, increasingly volatile economic and political circumstances, and growing demands to meet the needs of the communities they serve. Along with the many external challenges facing organizations, leaders are grappling with how to address structural and institutional inequities within their own workplaces while aspiring to truly live out their values.

Hosted in partnership with the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP), our next Leadership Learning Series session features Maurice Mitchell — a nationally-recognized social movement strategist, visionary leader in the Movement for Black Lives, and National Director of the Working Families Party — who is courageously shedding light on some of the practices and behaviors we engage in across social movement spaces that might actually be hindering our progress and reinforcing inequities. In his provocative recent essay, “Building Resilient Organizations,” Mitchell deftly characterizes how these tensions are showing up in our sector while also sharing actionable ideas that activists and leaders can adopt to move toward sustained organizational resilience.

Join us for this timely conversation with Maurice Mitchell and moderator Yolanda Coentro, President and CEO of the Institute for Nonprofit Practice (INP), during which we will delve deeply into these topics, discover how these trends are manifesting in our own organizations, and investigate how to effectively address them in innovative ways that advance our missions and sustain our teams, while supporting the communities we serve.

Learn more about previous and upcoming sessions in our Leadership Learning Series!

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