• philadelphia skyline

    THE PIVOT

    A new web series highlighting innovative organizational pivots happening across the Greater Philadelphia region in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Pivot is a web series from the Economy League’s Impact Labs highlighting innovative organizational pivots happening across the Greater Philadelphia region in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

We are collectively experiencing rapid changes in the way we function as a society. Fear of contracting the coronavirus has led to social distancing, causing dismay in every aspect of life. As a result, our economy is unstable and unpredictable. But there is hope.

 

Businesses, institutions, and nonprofits alike are learning how to forgo long-term planning, increase their risk tolerance, and adapt quickly to a constantly evolving scenario. Right now, there is no handbook or best practices on how to do this, so we must be creative and collaborative. And it is no surprise that Philadelphians are rising to the occasion, being swift, agile, and savvy. Hear from diverse leaders about how they are embracing these changes, giving life support to their bottom lines, and pivoting to embrace the new normal.

 

EPISODE 13: THE ART OF LISTENING

Marisa Denker, Connect the Dots
The Pivot: #13 Listening Twice with Marisa Denker, Connect the Dots

EPISODE 12: PREPARING FOR THE UNKNOWN 

Oscar Wang, CollegeTogether

 

Preparing for Uncertainty with Oscar Wang, CollegeTogether

EPISODE 11: FIGURING OUT FUNDING 

Siria Rivera, Providence Center 
Figuring Out Funding with Siria Rivera, Providence Center

EPISODE 10: THE PROCESS OF PIVOTING

Russ Starke, Shawn Hickman & Allison Drechsler, Think Company 
The Pivot: #10 Process of Pivoting with Russ Starke Shawn Hickman & Allison Drechsler, Think Company

EPISODE 9: AMPLIFYING PHILLY 

Michelle Freeman, Witty Gritty & Amplify Philly

 

The Pivot#9: Amplifying Philly with Michelle Freeman, Witty Gritty/Amplify Philly

EPISODE 8: REASSURING SOON-TO-BE GRADS

Deborah Diamond, Campus Philly 

 

The Pivot #8: Reassuring Recent Grads with Deborah Diamond, Campus Philly

EPISODE 7: PERSEVERANCE, HOPE & LOVE​  

Julie Coker & Angela Val, PHLCVB

 

The Pivot #7: Perseverance, Hope & Love with Julie Coker & Angela Val, PHLCVB

EPISODE 6: BIGGER, BOLDER & BRAVER 

Tracy Brala, University City Science Center & Venture Cafe
 
Episode #6: Bigger, Bolder & Braver with Tracy Brala, University City Science Center & Venture Cafe

 

EPISODE 5: PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST

Matt Bergheiser, University City District & Sarah Steltz, West Philadelphia Skills Initiative

 

The Pivot: #5 Putting People First with Matt Bergheiser & Sarah Steltz, University City District

EPISODE 4: CREATING CAREER PATHS

Kathryn Epps Roberson, Hire! Philly

 

The Pivot: #4 Creating Career Paths with Kathryn Roberson, Hire! Philly

EPISODE 3: THE POWER OF PARTNERSHIPS

Malik Brown, Graduate! Philadelphia

 

The Pivot: #3 The Power of Partnerships with Malik Brown, Graduate! Philadelphia

EPISODE 2: REIMAGINING PLAY

Ivy Olesh, Playworks
The Pivot: Episode 2 Re-imagining Play with Ivy Olesh, Playworks

EPISODE 1: WELCOME TO THE PIVOT

Jen Devor & Nick Frontino, Economy League of Greater Philadelphia

 

The Pivot: Episode 1 Welcome to the Pivot with Jen Devor & Nick Frontino, Economy League