Webinar Replay: Understanding Nonprofit Funding Through COVID-19 and Beyond

Posted On April 27, 2020

In support of nonprofit members, Camber Outdoors gathered leading funders, Alex DeGolia, Anupama Joshi and Alex DeGolia to share best practices and insights for nonprofits navigating the current funding landscape amidst COVID-19.

In this webinar, part of the Camber Outdoors “COVID-19 and Beyond” series, we hear from Alex DeGolia (DeputyDirector, Catena Foundation), Anupama Joshi (Executive Director, Blue Sky Funders), and Matt Zwiebel (Executive Director, Pledge 1% Colorado). These engaging leaders put the spotlight on support for nonprofits by developing an understanding of funding and managing relationships with funders during these challenging economic times.

Our panelists answer the following questions and candidly share their experiences.

  1. How are you focusing your funding during this time?
  2. Are there any new processes or operational changes you are seeing?  
  3. What is your advice for nonprofits about how to best engage with your funders at his time (“Do’s and Don’ts”)?
  4. How are funders adapting their funding to be responsive to current grantees?
  5. What recommendations do you have for how nonprofits should be preparing for the anticipated scale-up once the economy has restarted? Are there steps that they should be taking now that will position them well from a funder perspective?

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About Our Presenters:

Alex DeGolia (he/him/his) is the Deputy Director of Catena Foundation where he leads the climate and clean energy program and supports overall strategy and operations. Alex has previously worked at the Analyst Institute, White House Office of Management and Budget, US Department of Commerce, and Obama for America.  

Anupama Joshi (she/her/hers) is the Executive Director of  Blue Sky Funders. She was previously executive director of the National Farm to School Network, which she co-founded in 2007. She is co-author of Food Justice (MIT Press, 2010), developed “Evaluation for Transformation” – a pioneering cross-sectoral framework for farm to school research and evaluation, and regularly speaks at national and international events. Anupama currently serves on the board of directors for the Farmers Market Coalition and provides mentorship to emerging leaders through the Community Food Systems Mentorship Program.

Matt Zwiebel (he/him/his) is the Executive Director, of Pledge 1% ColoradoHaving spent the first part of his career as employee #2 of an early stage startup and later helping run Galvanize, a co-working space and coding bootcamp, Matt has turned his focus to helping Colorado entrepreneurs find creative ways of supporting their local community. At Pledge 1% Colorado, Matt’s work is centered on making it simple for companies to meaningfully give back to their local communities.

Register for our upcoming webinars here. Special thank you to our sponsors, W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., for making this webinar possible.

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