The Pivot was a web series from the Economy League’s Impact Labs produced in 2020 during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic as organizations in Greater Philadelphia scrambled to pivot in response to the major changes wrought by the pandemic and ensuing lockdowns. The Pivot was the brainchild of ELGP Managing Director Nick Frontino and Impact Labs Program Manager Jen Devor.
About The Pivot
What do you do when, overnight, a global pandemic plunges the organization you lead into uncertainty? Welcome to The Pivot.
In 2020, Greater Philadelphia experienced rapid changes in the way we function as a society. Fear of contracting the coronavirus led to social distancing, causing dismay in every aspect of life. As a result, we saw great economic dislocation and chaos. But there was hope - and The Pivot was designed to focus on these "bright spots."
Businesses, institutions, and nonprofits alike learned how to forgo long-term planning, increase their risk tolerance, and adapt quickly to a constantly evolving scenario. There was no handbook or best practices on how to do this, so we were forced to be creative and collaborative. And it was no surprise to the Economy League that Philadelphians rose to the occasion, being swift, agile, and savvy. Hear from diverse leaders in real time about how they embraced these changes, gave life support to their bottom lines, and pivoted to embrace the new normal.