Developing Winning Teams

Successful organizations are governed and led by teams that are aligned behind the same goals and equipped with the skills and structures needed for nimble decision-making and practical execution. We help foundation executives, management teams, and boards build their capacity to think strategically, work effectively, and produce winning results.

Board Development

Governance sets the tone for foundation performance. We help boards excel with a range of uniquely tailored services, from expert guidance in crafting governance models to comprehensive board assessment and development. Working closely with the board is integral to our approach to most projects because strong boards build strong organizations.

Leadership Development

Leadership is not a position, but a set of skills and behaviors that should be developed at all levels of an organization. We offer practical tools and solutions, from 360 reviews to succession planning, that help foundation leaders and their teams succeed. Each of our seasoned consultants brings deep experience in social sector leadership, serving as valuable partners to foundation leaders in all our engagements.

“When Atlantic Philanthropies sought a new approach to assessment of board performance we turned to La Piana Consulting. They provided us with a sensitive, straightforward process that led to the kinds of positive outcomes we sought. As a result of this experience we engaged them to create a board development process that was also well-received. As chairman, I was impressed by their ability to engage a diverse, international board in a positive, efficient process that got results.”

- Peter Smitham, Board Chair, The Atlantic Philanthropies

Develop your foundation's winning team.