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Getting to Know the La Piana Team: An Interview with Beverly Snow

La Piana Consulting // Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Getting to Know the La Piana Team: An Interview with Beverly Snow

This blog post is part of our continuing series featuring the La Piana team. This week, we spoke with Beverly Snow, who joined the firm as Communications and Operations Coordinator in April 2019. 


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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
Tags: mergers, strategic restructuring

What Do You Read to Lead?

La Piana Consulting // Wednesday, March 6, 2019

What Do You Read to Lead?

Marsha L. Semmel is a national museum leader and consultant who has spent much of her career exploring how cultural institutions can connect with their communities—and with one another—to achieve their missions. In this post, we interview her about her new book, Partnership Power, which offers a range of perspectives and real-world profiles that shed light on both the hard work and strategic payoff of collaboration.


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Categories: Nonprofits, Change Management, Collaboration and Strategic Restructuring
Tags: collaboration, innovation, networks, organizational learning, social sector, strategic restructuring, strategy

The More Things Change, What Should Stay the Same?

La Piana Consulting // Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The More Things Change, What Should Stay the Same?

With rapid change so ubiquitous across the sector, it can be constructive to think about what is still working, what is essential to organizational identity, and what can serve as a solid foundation for flexible strategy.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Change Management
Tags: innovation, strategy

Partnering to Break the Cycle of Poverty

La Piana Consulting // Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Partnering to Break the Cycle of Poverty

In a new client case study, we highlight the 2015 strategic restructuring of The HOPE Program (HOPE) and Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx), whose parent-subsidiary partnership has strengthened the delivery of job training and career retention programs in New York City. 

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Categories: Collaboration and Strategic Restructuring, Our Clients
Tags: case study, collaboration, social entrepeneurship, strategic restructuring, sustainability, parent subsidiary

Six Questions for a Better Business Plan

La Piana Consulting // Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Six Questions for a Better Business Plan

Answering these six questions will give you a basic framework that will give your business planning process the focus and momentum to get you where you need to go.

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Categories: Business Planning
Tags: business models, decision making, market awareness, planning, strategy

Change Management Means Changing Management

La Piana Consulting // Monday, September 24, 2018

Change Management Means Changing Management

One of the ways we must challenge ourselves in managing organizational change is to be willing to rethink power and participation in the management of our own organizations.

 

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Categories: Nonprofits, Foundations, Change Management, Leadership
Tags: demographics, diversity, human resources, management, organizational culture, organizational structure, strategy, sustainability, vision, workplace

Culture Change in Three (Not-So-Simple) Steps

La Piana Consulting // Monday, July 2, 2018

Culture Change in Three (Not-So-Simple) Steps

It may be that your current culture is well aligned with your organizational strategy. If so, fantastic! But if, like many organizations, you find a disconnect that’s keeping you from being more effective, it might be time for some culture work....

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Categories: Nonprofits, Foundations, Change Management
Tags: implementation, innovation, organizational culture, strategy, vision

Frameworks That Can Help Your Nonprofit Manage Change

La Piana Consulting // Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Frameworks That Can Help Your Nonprofit Manage Change

Managing change is a critical competency for nonprofits, their staff leadership, and their boards. While organizational change is never easy, we have found frameworks such as the three highlighted here useful in making it more manageable for nonprofits for whom constant change is the new normal.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Foundations, Change Management, Leadership
Tags: management, organizational culture, planning, social sector

Leadership Transitions and Organizational Change

La Piana Consulting // Thursday, April 12, 2018

Leadership Transitions and Organizational Change

Sweeping changes brought by leadership transitions could send the sector reeling, or be a catalyst for creative strategic responses — it’s how we prepare that will make the difference.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Change Management, Leadership, Trends
Tags: board development, executive transition, generational shift, planning, strategy, sustainability
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