We’re In This Together: Building Social Capital With Stakeholders
Join Elizabeth Castillo, Assistant Professor of Leadership & Interdisciplinary Studies at Arizona State University for a facilitated collective conversation on how to strengthen organizational relationships in the face of COVID-19.
Capacity builders will learn about social capital—what it is, why it matters, how it can be developed and assessed, and how to integrate this resource into their capacity building toolbox. The session will feature a hands-on exercise for conducting an inclusive stakeholder analysis.
The Coronavirus crisis has produced serious financial challenges for nonprofit organizations. While fundraising may be difficult now, there are steps nonprofit leaders can take to strengthen the quality and quantity of their relationships, in turn increasing resiliency and positioning their organizations for long-term financial sustainability. Social capital development has been used with great success in fields such as disaster recovery, rural economic development, and sustainable tourism. In the context of the nonprofit sector, developing social capital is an essential ingredient for effective organizations and a cohesive society.
This session will explore how to increase, assess, and leverage social capital. Participants will gain tools and resources to incorporate social capital into their capacity building toolkit. Be ready for a lively and informative discussion with Elizabeth, Molly, and Carlo!
Elizabeth Castillo teaches and studies organizational leadership at Arizona State University. Her goal is to create an economy that works for everyone and her research suggests that developing and integrating intangible assets like social capital into business models is the key to inclusivity and long-term financial sustainability.
Elizabeth’s research is informed by 20 years of nonprofit management experience, mostly at the San Diego Natural History Museum and Balboa Park Cultural Partnership. Her mission is to repair the world through research, teaching, and service that promote thriving organizations, engaged employees, connected communities, and a world we can be proud to pass on to our children.