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Managing your Nonprofit for Resilience

Managing your Nonprofit for Resilience

February 15, 2023

In this episode of The Beacon Podcast, Margaret Gardner speaks with Ted Bilich, founder and CEO of Risk Alternatives, about managing your nonprofit for resilience. 

Ted talks about the current economic landscape for nonprofits and answers questions including:

  • What makes this such an uncertain time for nonprofits?
  • What formula can nonprofits use to stay agile and resilient during times like this?
  • Should nonprofits be worried about the possibility of a recession on the horizon?
  • In light of that, what should they be doing right now to prepare for that and mitigate its impact on fundraising?

About our Guest

Before founding Risk Alternatives LLC, Ted Bilich was a Distinguished Visiting Professor from Practice at Georgetown University Law Center. At Georgetown, his research focused on dispute resolution, complex litigation, preventive law, legal training, risk management, governance, and compliance.

Prior to fulltime teaching, Ted served for more than 20 years in the Washington DC office of the international law firm of Jones Day. At Jones Day, Ted represented clients in successful high-profile lawsuits and investigations and worked closely with parties with divergent interests to craft workable settlements involving businesses, consumers, and government agencies. While at Jones Day, Ted taught at Georgetown for many years as an adjunct professor.

Ted is a member of the American Law Institute, where he serves as a member of the Member Consultative Group for the ALI’s current project, Principles of the Law, Compliance, Enforcement, and Risk Management. He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and serves on the Board of Regents (and past chair) of Leadership Arlington. Ted has previously served on the Arlington Economic Development Commission, on the boards of numerous nonprofits (Washington Lawyers Commission for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, Northern Virginia Conservation Trust, Latino Student Fund, Washington Humane Society, and Hispanic Bar Association of DC Foundation) and as a member of the DC Bar Litigation Section Steering Committee.

Ted is the coauthor of three editions of a leading law school casebook on class actions and other multi-party litigation. He received his B.A. in economics, summa cum laude, from Wake Forest University, and his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School.

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