Leading in Extraordinary Times

April 6th, 2020

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These are certainly extraordinary times. Nonprofit organizations are facing increased stress and pressure to deliver value across our country, while doing so with reduced staffing, risk of illness to themselves, and for many, significantly greater demand.

Leading in extraordinary times requires a commitment to authenticity, transparency, and a willingness to confront and address behaviors and beliefs that might put your organization’s success — and your people’s well-being at risk.

Karen Erren is exactly that kind of leader. She and her organization, Palm Beach County Food Bank are on the forefront of the burgeoning hunger crisis in one of the country’s emerging COVID-19 hotspots — Palm Beach County, Florida.

We sat down with Karen on Friday, April 5 to talk with her about what it takes to lead successfully in extraordinary times.

Karen also talked with us about the importance of staying in close communication with key donors, institutional funders, and other partners during a time of crisis. As an example, Karen is sharing a video update through the ViewSpark platform on a weekly basis.

We hope this helps bring you hope, clarity, and a path to leadership success in your own organization.


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