Module 9: January 21, 2022
Network-related Resilience Strategy
Instructor: Dr. Rikki Abzug, Ramapo College of New Jersey
Most nonprofits are involved in multiple networks including industry and professional associations, federations, government funding networks and ad hoc task forces, committees and coalitions. These networks have the potential to serve as safety nets and sources of information and other kinds of help for nonprofits that are at risk of failure in a crisis. Thus, nonprofit leaders should understand the resilience value of joining various kinds of networks, as well as the merits of forming new networks and helping networks themselves develop resilience strategies to assist their members in a crisis. For example, options open to formal umbrella type associations may include educational programming, pooled emergency funding and insurance programs reserved for assisting members in a crisis. More generally, collaborations and consolidations may be explored as a way for nonprofits to increase their resilience.