These are exceptionally difficult times for the social sector with some estimates indicating that as many as 40% of the 1.7 million nonprofits in the U.S. could close due to COVID-19-related revenue shortages during the next three years. The COVID-19 Pandemic has already devastated entire economies, and funding for social impact organizations has decreased even as the need for their services continues to increase. But as the sector works to rebound, opportunities are being created for organizations with the capacity to innovate — by leveraging digital platforms, introducing new revenue models, embarking on nontraditional collaborations and paying attention to new voices.
Opportunities will exist within these innovative organizations (which may include, among others, nonprofits, social enterprises, community foundations and corporate social responsibility offices) for nimble, focused, creative and well-networked change makers who are armed with the digital skills and entrepreneurial mindset to help the sector recover.
This session will discuss how nonprofits, in particular, can leverage digital storytelling to ensure their continuing relevance and to thrive even in the current circumstances — and how individuals possessing the kinds of digital skills and entrepreneurial mindset developed at the iSchool can bring their talents to bear in helping them to do so.
This event is hosted by the School of Information Studies (iSchool). Prof. Martha Garcia-Murillo will host.
Meet Liz Ngonzi ’92
Liz Ngonzi is a New York-based international social sector leader, educator, speaker and executive coach who enables impact-driven leaders and entrepreneurs to more effectively develop and tell their stories to increase their impact and reach their potential.
Liz has been the turnaround CEO of a Nelson Mandela-endorsed international nonprofit organization; founded and run an international boutique consulting firm; been an invited member of the U.S. Speaker Program at the U.S. Department of State; taught and guest lectured at top academic institutions in the U.S. and abroad; and delivered training that has transformed lives and organizations worldwide.
She has been quoted in or featured by Black Enterprise Magazine, Crain’s NY Business, MarketWatch, NPR, South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) News, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times and The Washington Post.
This event was first published on August 28, 2020 and last updated on August 31, 2020.
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