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The long-term financial impact of COVID

July 29, 2020 | Pieta Blakely

COVID-19 has disrupted our programming, disrupted our fundraising plan, and in many cases increased the need for our services. Leaders have been asked to step up in every way imaginable.  Now with the new fiscal year starting for many nonprofits, there remain many financial unknowns. 

In last week's episode, Ellen Sturgis, Principal of Night Heron Consulting, joined us to discuss the financial impact of COVID. Ellen is  a financial consultant and interim CFO who has been working with nonprofit leaders during this unprecedented time.

Ellen shared her observations and insights. In this episode we learned to:

  • Adjust our planning for what we still don't know
  • Align our budget with our mission and values, and 
  • Plan to meet our mission in a new world

Did you know that you can make 3-month and 6-month budgets when planning a year ahead is too far? Check out the full interview below.


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