Does Covid Portend a Shocking Future for Nonprofits?


  • John R. Whitman



Nonprofit management; Strategic planning; Shock / Gestion d’OSBL; Planification stratégique; Choc


COVID-19 caught many nonprofit leaders by surprise. The impact of the pandemic was unprecedented in recent history. Has this shock provided a wake-up call for nonprofits to better prepare for possible future shocks, notably those related to climate change? This article presents a number of questions that have emerged from the COVID-19 experience, pro- vides several sources of guidance on preparedness planning, and notes the opportunity for new courses to address lead- ership needs for preparedness.


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