Season 3, Episode 5 of the How We Run podcast takes a look at a drastic program pivot.
In this episode, Trent Stamp and Julie Lacouture are joined by Alan-Michael Graves, the Director of National Programs at the Good+Foundation, who shares how his organization went from providing goods and training to raising money for an emergency micro-grant program. When the COVID-19 crisis started, his program had to act fast to figure out how to continuing delivering services to their partners. They quickly moved from delivering training and in-kind good to making grants to directly support organizations and families. Alan-Michael shares how the idea evolved, how they pitched it to their funders, and the importance of having relationships and partnerships in the community.