The current global pandemic has forced rural nonprofits to serve a larger, needier population with scarce resources. For rural-located nonprofits the strain has been devastating. Yet, there are many rural nonprofits who have managed to not only weather this trial but emerge triumphant.
Additionally, there is deep overlap between the issues that affect rural nonprofits and those that affect faith-based nonprofits. Faith leaders have also found themselves navigating the new realities caused by COVID-19 and are working to discern ways faith institutions can safely convene services, encourage healthful actions in their congregants, honor sacred traditions, and grow the generosity of their members.
This presentation will provide rural nonprofit leaders with tools and best practices that will help move them from surviving to thriving.
Shayne Kinloch, M.A., OCL, is a consultant, empathetic leader, trainer, writer, and facilitator with over a decade of nonprofit operations experience in program management, multiplatform communications, anti-racist and REDIB guidance, board governance, strategic engineering, complex collaboration, and brand strategy. She has great proficiency in engaging with, and mapping strategic relationships to influence decision makers, equity embedders, community partners, and aspirational leaders to support their organizational goals.
Shayne earned a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science and a master’s degree in Organizational Change & Leadership from Columbia College, where she currently serves as a Professor of Arts & Humanities.