An Interview with LaTida Smith, President & CEO, Moses Taylor Foundation

Makiyah Moody // Thursday, November 14, 2019

An Interview with LaTida Smith, President & CEO,  Moses Taylor Foundation

In this interview, LaTida Smith reveals when she realized that “magical midpoints” don’t add up when making complex decisions, how her leap of faith from Cleveland to Scranton was a game changer, and why she bets on Black women.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: philanthropy, social sector

What Can Marshmallows Teach Us About Strategy?

Kyu Kang // Wednesday, November 6, 2019

What Can Marshmallows Teach Us About Strategy?

Building a tower out of spaghetti and marshmallows may teach us more about strategy than we expect. Kyu Kang, Associate Consultant, explores how these lessons can inform the process of strategy development.

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Categories: Strategic Planning
Tags: organizational culture, organizational learning, strategy, vision

Changing Workplace Expectations — More Than a Millennial Issue

Onuka Ibe // Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Changing Workplace Expectations — More Than a Millennial Issue

Managers are finding more and more employees demanding new organizational structures and practices. How can they best respond to changing employee expectations while ensuring the organization is healthy and efficient enough to advance the mission?

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Categories: Trends
Tags: management, organizational culture, organizational structure, strategy

An Interview with Kiesha Davis, Director, Partnership and Capacity Building, Deaconess Foundation

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, October 23, 2019

An Interview with Kiesha Davis, Director, Partnership and Capacity Building, Deaconess Foundation

Kiesha Davis takes us on a journey marking the milestones that have shaped her as a leader in the philanthropic space and offers a piece of advice to the social sector: affirm the brilliance of Black women.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: philanthropy, social sector

Board Committees: How many is just right?

Beverly Snow // Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Board Committees: How many is just right?

We have our preference, but we want to hear from you.

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Categories: Governance, Leadership
Tags: board development, committee structure, workplace

An Interview with Luella Provenza, Chief Impact Officer, Second Harvest Food Bank

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, October 9, 2019

An Interview with Luella Provenza, Chief Impact Officer, Second Harvest Food Bank

In this interview, Luella Provenza reveals how her varied experiences in the social sector have enabled her to leverage her authentic voice and intentionally champion marginalized communities without succumbing to a deficit frame.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: community, initiatives, social sector, workplace

Getting to Know the La Piana Team: An Interview with Mya Varno

Beverly Snow // Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Getting to Know the La Piana Team: An Interview with Mya Varno

This blog post is part of our continuing series featuring the La Piana team. This week, we spoke with Mya Varno, who joined the firm as Associate Consultant in June 2019.

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Categories: Our Team
Tags: workplace

An Interview with Lindsay A. Powell, MPP, Asst. Chief of Staff, Office of Mayor, Pittsburgh

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, September 25, 2019

An Interview with Lindsay A. Powell, MPP, Asst. Chief of Staff, Office of Mayor, Pittsburgh

In this interview, Lindsay Powell offers concrete advice for how to combat impostor syndrome, what organizations can do to amplify lived experiences versus data, and how she nourishes her soul while creating a more equitable Pittsburgh.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: community, impact, social justice, vision

Getting to Know the La Piana Team: An Interview with Kyu Kang

Beverly Snow // Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Getting to Know the La Piana Team: An Interview with Kyu Kang

This blog post is part of our continuing series featuring the La Piana team. This week, we spoke with Kyu Kang, who joined the firm as Associate Consultant in June 2019.

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Categories: Our Team
Tags: workplace

An Interview with Regina Malveaux, J.D., CEO, YWCA Spokane

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, September 11, 2019

An Interview with Regina Malveaux, J.D., CEO, YWCA Spokane

Regina Malveaux is recognized as a tenacious advocate for women, youth and children. In this interview, she reflects on milestones along her personal and professional journeys that have shaped her and the communities she has served. 

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: advocacy, community, diversity, philanthropy, workplace
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