An article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review lays out what nonprofits must do to ramp up their social impact, economic viability and capacity to bring about positive change in the wake of the pandemic. Compassionate leadership, says LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones in the piece, is the overarching approach that can make all the difference in how nonprofits function during and after the crisis.
In a video message from his home, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones weighs in on the most important things we can do to come through the pandemic: take care of yourself and your loved ones, and join in our wide-ranging partnerships to support the people, businesses and communities most vulnerable to the profound health and economic fallout of the coronavirus.
In a conversation with The Business of Giving podcast, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones outlines the pillars of LISC's rapid response to the coronavirus pandemic. Keeping small businesses in business, supporting tech needs in underinvested communities and stabilizing community organizations so they can provide relief to their clients—all are at the top of the list for immediate action, and to build strength and resiliency for the future.
LISC is taking swift action in response to the coronavirus pandemic, to mitigate economic impact on residents in the hundreds of communities where we work. We are launching the LISC Rapid Relief and Resiliency Fund to assemble and deploy resources to our local partners, small businesses and residents who are being hit hardest. The Fund will deliver operating capital, emergency subsidies and IT support, as well as technical assistance, to keep our partners and their communities strong and functioning through this unprecedented situation.
Along with much of the world, we are closely monitoring the rapidly unfolding news of the Covid-19 pandemic. As ever, we are committed to meeting the needs of our partners and the communities we serve, and to supporting the wellbeing of our employees and the people and places where we live and work. Here are some of the things we are doing to respond to this unprecedented situation.