A free online event in collaboration with the Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management – Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs – Baruch College was held on September 30, 2022.

Resilience: A New Framework for Nonprofit Management

Held on Friday, September 30, 2022

The turbulence of recent decades has demonstrated the fragility of nonprofit organizations, especially in periods of crisis such as the COVID pandemic. Prevailing management, regulatory, and financial practices have contributed to their vulnerability. A new paradigm of management practice based on building resilience and navigating crises is needed to ensure nonprofits’ future viability and effectiveness. This presentation discussed the dimensions of this new paradigm, based on a new book by the presenters, Resilience and the Management of Nonprofit Organizations (Edward Elgar, 2022).

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Dennis R. Young is Professor Emeritus at Case Western Reserve University and Georgia State University. His research and teaching interests focus on the management and economics of nonprofit organizations. His book Financing Nonprofits and Other Social Enterprises (Edward Elgar, 2017) won the 2020 ARNOVA best book award.

Elizabeth A. M. Searing is an Assistant Professor of Public and Nonprofit Management at the University of Texas at Dallas, focusing on the financial management of nonprofit and social enterprise organizations. She is an editor of two books: Practicing Professional Ethics in Economics and Public Policy (with D. Searing) and The Social Enterprise Zoo: A Guide to Perplexed Entrepreneurs, Philanthropists, Investors and Policymakers (with D. Young and C. Brewer)