Full video: Stephen Huddart on how the social impact sector can rise to the challenge of COVID-19

After ten years as president and CEO of the McConnell Foundation, Huddart sat down for a final interview with Future of Good before retiring

Why It Matters

Stephen Huddart has worked as president and CEO of the McConnell Foundation for almost a decade — and has even more decades of experience in the social impact sector, giving him a unique vantage point on what’s evolved and changed through the years, what still needs to change, and what the sector needs to do to seize the current opportunity to build back better.

Stephen Huddart is retiring from his role as president and CEO of the McConnell Foundation at an extraordinary time — a global health and economic crisis and a worldwide reckoning with racial injustice, not to mention the calls for change in power dynamics in the philanthropic sector already taking place pre-pandemic. 

After 10 years in his role, Huddart sat down with Future of Good Publisher Vinod Rajasekaran for a final interview. In it, the two discuss how the social impact sector has fundamentally changed over the course of the decade, what Huddart has learned throughout about his own power and privilege, the changing relationship between government and civil society, and what the sector needs to do to respond to the immediate and long term post-pandemic needs among the communities who rely on it.



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