Penny Cowden

Health, Justice, and Hope During Global Pandemic with Elliot Stockstad of Lutheran Community Services

Health, Justice, and Hope During Global Pandemic with Elliot Stockstad of Lutheran Community Services

Elliot Stockstad is the Chief Development Officer for Lutheran Community Services in the Pacific Northwest. He has spent 20 years in various non-profit leadership positions, including extensive work in fundraising and community engagement with local, regional, and international organizations.  Elliot’s focus on adaptive leadership and creative partnerships have driven innovative startup programs, grassroots efforts, and larger strategic efforts on behalf of health and human Services, affordable housing, and child welfare. In this episode… In this time of physical distancing, it can be difficult to continue pursuing philanthropic activities because it involves a lot of person-to-person conversations that work best when people come together. But in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, philanthropy professionals have found ways to not only find ways to maintain relationships, they have also found new ways to navigate in their industry in order to keep the spirit of philanthropy alive. Elliot Stockstad of the Lutheran Community Services says that finding ways to ensure not just the safety of donors but also of team members is crucial during this time. He says that finding ways to have good communication while supporting remote work and increasing collaboration has become a success story of sorts in the face of this pandemic. In this episode of Philanthropy 212 podcast, host Penny Cowden interviews Elliot Stockstad about how they are managing their programs during this COVID-19 pandemic, the communication strategies they are using to keep lines between professionals and donors open, and how this time of isolation has actually been a way for people to become unisolated. Stay tuned. 

Duration: 25 min

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