YANA Webinar | Opportunity & Innovation in a Time of Crisis

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Join Yale alumni experts as we explore the dynamic and rapidly-evolving facets of the social impact sector. Each session will be 1-hour: a 40-minute presentation, followed by 20 minutes of Q&A.

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Opportunity and Innovation in a Time of Crisis

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm EST

Opportunity & Innovation in a Time of Crisis – Todd Brecher '91, Founder, Kadima Strategies

In the space of a few months, our world has completely changed. For nonprofits in particular, this can be a time of fear and, for some, existential crisis. However, crisis can also be the stimulus that allows organizations to not only survive but innovate and improve. Easier said than done, of course.

In this webinar, we will focus on:

  • Developing the proper mindset to start planning for the future
  • Frameworks for strategic thinking about the future in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • How design thinking can help your organization focus your mission and begin to innovate to meet the needs of your constituents.


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Todd Brecher is the founder of Kadima Strategies, which provides on-demand strategy and project management services to mission-driven organizations, with a particular focus on Jewish communal organizations. Kadima Strategies provides a unique three-step process (Analyze, Socialize, Realize) to quickly develop actionable strategy. Todd also serves as the Director of Strategy and Partnerships of the Institute for the Next Jewish Future, which develops innovative next-generation Jewish projects, including jewishLive, a hub for the best of live-streaming Jewish programming, and the acclaimed Judaism Unbound podcast.

Prior to these roles, Todd spent 15 years in the telecom industry as a corporate strategy and legal executive and is a North American Board member of the Union for Reform Judaism and an officer and Board member of the Yale Alumni Nonprofit Alliance and Temple Israel of New Rochelle.

For Todd's complete bio, please click here | LinkedIn Profile

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