Talking Resiliency: An Interview with Barbara Kibbe and Ruth Norris

In late 2015, Barbara Kibbe, Director of Organizational Effectiveness for the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, and consultant Ruth Norris discussed the topic of organizational resiliency. Bob Tobin of the communications firm Williams Group prompted their interaction and compiled their remarks.

Selected questions addressed include:

  • Is organizational resiliency different from what we generally think about as organizational capacity? If so, how?
  • What indicates that an organization is resilient?
  • As a funder, how would you know if a grantee was strong or weak in terms of the resiliency factors?

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Funding Resiliency

This Content Collection shares a collection of resources developed by the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation on the topic of resiliency. It is designed to help deepen thinking about where, when, and how to invest in capacity building, while also helping funders to explore the dimensions of resiliency and help their grantee organizations prepare for eventual independence from grant funding.

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