Until this past March, nearly all the Community Foundation’s learning opportunities took place in-person. However, in response to the COVID-19 crisis, staff quickly pivoted classes to new formats and adjusted content to reflect emergent needs in the community and sector. We developed several free, time-sensitive webinars; offered select virtual courses from our “regular” calendar; and created some limited-admission “deep dives” – all delivered live through online platforms.
Community Foundation for a greater RichmondWant to learn more about results and insights from the newly released survey of 365 business and nonprofit leaders as they respond to the impacts of COVID-19?
Join us this Thursday for virtual workshops on the study overview and deep dives into what these results mean for nonprofit strategy and engagement. Sign up here: thecultureconundrum.com/#events
A newly released survey of business and nonprofit leaders reveals a “culture conundrum” in the wake of COVID-19.
"Sherrie Armstrong, president and CEO of the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond, which manages more than 1,200 charitable funds, said that although the pandemic has been 'absolutely devastating to countless organizations throughout the commonwealth,' the survey has revealed 'a powerful sense of grit and determination among our business and nonprofit leaders. It’s this kind of leadership that will not only help buffer the ultimate impact of the pandemic in Virginia but position these organizations to better compete in a post-COVID climate.'"
The greater Richmond region and communities across the nation are confronting two crises – the novel coronavirus, which continues to disproportionately impact people of color, and racism, which has afflicted our country for generations. People are hurting. We feel it.
We are grieving the senseless loss of George Floyd in Minneapolis and others who came before him. Our grief, pain, and frustration are evident throughout our nation and calls us to come together to address inequitable systems and injustice. We are propelled to solution by creating platforms to elevate this conversation so that we can educate and empower our respective communities. As an organization, we will also take time for self-reflection and seek opportunities to further evolve our own practices so that we are truly leaning into our values of diversity and inclusion.