Four Challenges in Nonprofit Merger Negotiations—and How to Learn from Them

La Piana Consulting // Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Four Challenges in Nonprofit Merger Negotiations—and How to Learn from Them

The process of negotiating a merger can be planned and managed with the right know-how. But the conversations that a group of people need to have to get to a decision can be fraught and unpredictable, requiring deep expertise and sensitivity to successfully navigate.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Collaboration and Strategic Restructuring

An Interview with Kerrien Suarez, Executive Director, Equity in the Center

Makiyah Moody // Tuesday, May 7, 2019

An Interview with Kerrien Suarez, Executive Director, Equity in the Center

Kerrien Suarez did not come to play. In this interview, she reflects on her own journey from woke to work and offers insights for organizations grappling with how to build a race equity culture.

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Categories: Leadership

What Do You Read to Lead?

Lara Jakubowski // Tuesday, April 30, 2019

What Do You Read to Lead?

We tend to think of evaluation as something imposed upon nonprofits by others, but Elena Harman, author of The Great Nonprofit Evaluation Reboot suggests that nonprofits flip the narrative and make evaluation work for them.


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Categories: Nonprofits, Foundations, Strategic Planning

An Interview with Darlene Slaughter, VP & Chief People Officer, March of Dimes

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, April 24, 2019

An Interview with Darlene Slaughter, VP & Chief People Officer, March of Dimes

Darlene Slaughter is an organizational leader committed to helping employees promote diversity, equity and inclusion. She offers insights about the danger of limiting thoughts, how she pours into people, and what she’s learned from stretching her boundaries. 

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Categories: Leadership

Power Board Diversity by Linking it with Strategy

Luis Vergara // Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Power Board Diversity by Linking it with Strategy

Three common roadblocks that crop up when nonprofit boards engage in diversity work, and some solutions and considerations to help you connect DEI efforts with your broader organizational strategy. 


 


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Categories: Nonprofits, Change Management, Governance, Strategic Planning

An Interview with Misha Charles, Organizational Effectiveness and Impact, Education Sector

Makiyah Moody // Tuesday, April 9, 2019

An Interview with Misha Charles, Organizational Effectiveness and Impact, Education Sector

Misha Charles, an outdoor aficionado, reflects on the leadership experiences that have defined her life, her approach to meaningful work, the restorative powers of nature, and why the success of mission-based organizations hinges upon the leadership of people of color, women, and marginalized communities.

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Building a Dynamic Organizational Culture: It Takes More than Leaders

Scott Cotenoff // Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Building a Dynamic Organizational Culture: It Takes More than Leaders

When organizations broaden their conception of “leadership” to extend beyond simply the people at the top of the org chart, they create an environment that values and includes the thinking of staff and helps advance the development of an engaging organizational culture. But what supports do such informal culture influencers, or "ambassadors," need to be successful?


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Categories: Nonprofits, Change Management, Leadership

An Interview with Candice C. Jones, President & CEO, Public Welfare Foundation

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, March 27, 2019

An Interview with Candice C. Jones, President & CEO, Public Welfare Foundation

Candice C. Jones has a calling. In this interview, she reflects on her leadership journey, moments of tension she has navigated, how she purposely takes up space, and why she is no longer apologizing.

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Financial Analysis When Contemplating a Nonprofit Merger

Lara Jakubowski // Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Financial Analysis When Contemplating a Nonprofit Merger

Nonprofits contemplating a merger or restructuring should be well-versed in these two types of financial analyses that can help inform and support their decisions and create a foundation for success.


 


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Categories: Nonprofits, Collaboration and Strategic Restructuring

An Interview with Christal Jackson, Mosaic Genius

Makiyah Moody // Tuesday, March 12, 2019

An Interview with Christal Jackson, Mosaic Genius

Christal M. Jackson has a heart for community and a vested interest in communities of color building wealth. In this interview, she shares what drives her work and why the disruption of the scarcity mindset benefits all of us.

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Categories: Leadership
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