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S2E8: COVID-19 - Stories from Nonprofit and Business Leaders Fighting for our Communities

Apr 13, 2020

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This public health crisis is already disproportionately impacting the populations that were facing discrimination, lack of access to services and economic hardship before this crisis took place. What COVID-19 has done is expose the fault lines that already existed in our society.

This special episode explores the impact COVID-19 has had on nonprofits, corporate social responsibility programming and volunteerism. Host Danielle Holly interviews social impact leaders across sectors for a comprehensive look at what nonprofits and companies are experiencing as they respond to the pandemic.

Featured are Michelle Jackson, Acting Executive Director of the Human Services Council, whose nonprofit is providing resources and capacity-building support to the human services organizations that provide vital services during crises and every day; Amy Sample Ward, CEO of NTEN, who walks us through the quick decisions she and her team had to make in March just days before they were to host their annual Nonprofit Technology Conference; and Lucy Darragh, Director of Citizenship for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, who speaks to the significant investment the insurance company has made in responding to COVID-19 and how it has lowered costs and barriers to healthcare services.

To learn more about how your organization can respond to or seek support during COVID-19, visit commonimpact.org/initiatives/covid19.