Welcome to Sangfroid Strategy’s new series spotlighting Northeast Ohio nonprofit organizations doing the hard work to adapt their programming and continue to deliver their social good during these uncertain times. Here we asked nonprofits to share positive and innovative ways they are adapting their programming to align with the need for social distancing, while still delivering a benefit to their constituents. Unsurprisingly, all of these groups have had to move business online, cut costs and find new ways to connect with their patrons and donors. Still, they’re all managing to survive and thrive.
Since 1996, the Saint Clair-Superior neighborhood nonprofit, Zygote Press, has not only worked to bring contemporary fine-art printing to the masses, but also give local artists a space for printmaking. But currently, as with everything else, all in-person programming is on hold and its print shop is temporarily closed.
Stephanie Kluk, Zygote’s Co-Executive Director and Program Officer, tells Sangfroid Strategy that the organization is staying connected through social media and is providing new ways for artists to share their talents. “Our staff is now working from home and connecting with our renters and teaching artists to provide tutorials and artist updates that we will share with the community,” Kluk says.
The nonprofit is also offering virtual gallery tours of its current exhibition, “Genius loci_toward understanding of place,” from artists Tressa Jones and Arron Foster. The exhibition is about loss and longing and change, in a time when it’s needed most. Stay connected by visiting their Facebook and Website, and make a donation here.
Do you have a story about how a local nonprofit had adapted their programming to continue to spread benefit to our community? Submit your story today!