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NAVIGATING GREAT UNCERTAINTY: Strategic Planning in the Era of Pandemic, Recession and Social Change

August 26, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Please join us for a complimentary webinar presented by SEA Chicago Board Secretary, John Pfeiffer titled NAVIGATING GREAT UNCERTAINTY: Strategic Planning in the Era of Pandemic, Recession and Social Change.

Our communities face an extraordinary set of challenges in addressing the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the resulting recession and widescale economic dislocation, and our turbulent yet hopeful national reckoning with systemic racism and white supremacy.

The unprecedented degree of uncertainty in the national economy and society poses great risks and opportunities for social impact organizations.

Strategic planning in this environment will require a more fluid approach informed by thoughtful and inclusive planning. Leaders and teams will need to broaden their usual planning frameworks.
John will share information about this important topic and take questions from attendees. If you have questions that you would like to submit in advance, please email them to Tricia Fusilero at Tricia@socialenterprisechicago.org.

John Pfeiffer Social Enterprise Alliance Chicago

John Pfeiffer

Partner, Open Door Advisors – SEA Chicago Board Secretary

John is a social impact leader with more than 30 years of experience in nonprofit, government and consulting organizations.  He is a Partner at Open Door Advisors, a consultancy focused on helping social impact organizations achieve greater scale, sustainability and impact.  Previously, John served as First Deputy Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services; CEO of Inspiration Corporation; COO of Chicago Cares; Director of Individual Philanthropy at Feeding America; and Senior Consultant with KPMG LLP.  John holds a BA in Economics from Northwestern University and an MPA from Columbia University.  He serves as board secretary of the Social Enterprise Alliance – Chicago and as a board member of the Back Office Cooperative and Music of the Baroque; he previously served as a board member of the Chicago Low Income Housing Trust Fund, the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, and Reeling, the Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival.

This event is being co-hosted with The Association of Consultants to Nonprofits.


August 26, 2020
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Social Enterprise Alliance-Chicago