The COVID-19 crisis has brought society to a standstill. The abrupt closure of businesses and public gatherings has kept the vast majority of the population at home, giving us the opportunity to reflect on the quality of life in communities as governments devise strategies to reopen them.
“There’s an enormous opportunity to leverage this financial activity to bring new funding to critical nonprofits addressing the most pressing issues of our time.” In my conversation with Givewith founder and CEO Paul Polizzotto for You’ve Got This, we discussed quantifying the impact of making a difference as well as key learnings from Paul’s 32 years of social entrepreneurship.
#GivingTuesdayNow is an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. It’s an opportunity to give back to communities in safe ways that allow for social connection; to support the critical work of the nonprofit sector; and perhaps more importantly, to redefine the role of business.
The UN Global Compact invites CEOs to record and submit a video sharing what your company is doing in response to COVID-19 giving examples of efforts to recover from, and support resiliency in the face of this global crisis.
The global COVID-19 pandemic — and its economic consequences — are quickly reaching every corner of the world; generating a series of complex, interwoven challenges that governments cannot solve alone.