Our world has changed dramatically. The morning of election day, the New York Times predicted Hillary Clinton had a 90% chance of winning, but Donald Trump won the Presidential election at the end of the night.
Many of us woke up the morning after the election to an unexpected outcome and wondered, “How will this impact my family, my city, and my state”. For those of us leading and advising nonprofit organizations, we undoubtedly also wondered “what will this mean for my organization”?
For this reason, I reached out to my alma mater: the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University, which is known for bringing the lenses of public policy, social work, criminology and economics into focus. Since they have the premiere public policy program in the region, I knew they could offer an expert to help us make sense of the new realities nonprofits might face.
Within hours, the Dean had connected me with Associate Professor Janelle Kerlin. Her research focuses on the politics and policies related to nonprofit development and operation. Dr. Kerlin holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, a graduate social work degree from Columbia, and was a Research Associate at the Urban Institute.
Our interview covers the following:
Grateful thanks to the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University for arranging this interview.
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