Collaboration and Strategic Restructuring

Acquisition in Service of the Mission: A Guest Blog by Nora Pillard Reynolds, Co-founder, Water for Waslala

Beverly Snow // Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Acquisition in Service of the Mission: A Guest Blog by Nora Pillard Reynolds, Co-founder, Water for Waslala

In this post, we hear from Nora Pillard Reynolds, whose experience as an executive director exploring an acquisition and learning to “let go” will resonate with many nonprofit leaders and changemakers.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Collaboration and Strategic Restructuring
Tags: community, mergers, organizational structure, philanthropy, impact, social sector, strategic restructuring

Nonprofits Acquiring For-Profits

Lara Jakubowski // Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Nonprofits Acquiring For-Profits

Talking acquisitions, asset sales, and acronyms with Gene Takagi, Principal of NEO Law Group. Helpful advice about what nonprofits need to consider in this kind of nonprofit – for-profit partnership.


 


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Categories: Nonprofits, Collaboration and Strategic Restructuring, Governance
Tags: cross-sector, implementation, mergers, strategy, joint venture, parent subsidiary

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

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
Tags: decision making, financial model, implementation, mergers, planning, strategic restructuring, sustainability, integration, management services organization, parent subsidiary

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

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

Mergers, Fake Equity, and the Quest to Make America Possible

Makiyah Moody // Friday, October 5, 2018

Glenn Harris has 25 years of experience working on issues of race and social justice in partnership with community groups, foundations, and government agencies dedicated to building a more just and democratic society. In 2017, Race Forward merged with the Center for Social Inclusion, and Glenn became the President of the new Race Forward and Publisher of Colorlines.  In this interview, Makiyah Moody, Senior Consultant, speaks with Glenn about the values that lead his work, how he responds to “fequity” (fake equity), and whether or not America is possible.


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Categories: Collaboration and Strategic Restructuring
Tags: diversity, government, management, mergers, organizational culture, organizational structure, politics, social justice

Funder Initiatives Open New Doors to Nonprofit Collaboration

La Piana Consulting // Thursday, May 11, 2017

Funder Initiatives Open New Doors to Nonprofit Collaboration

How foundations and other capacity builders are using a three-phase process of education, assessment, and exploration/negotiation to support nonprofits in implementing collaborative strategies.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Foundations, Collaboration and Strategic Restructuring
Tags: capacity building, collaboration, mergers, philanthropy, strategic restructuring

There Are No Shortcuts to Any Place Worth Going

Melissa Mendes Campos // Monday, January 30, 2017

There Are No Shortcuts to Any Place Worth Going

Nonprofits have never had so much to do with so much at stake, so we understand the impulse to respond and act quickly. But we also know that the wrong shortcut can put you on a road to nowhere. That's why it is critically important to balance action orientation with the thinking and preparation to give strategic direction to that action.

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Categories: Business Planning, Collaboration and Strategic Restructuring, Strategic Planning
Tags: nonprofit consulting, decision making, implementation, planning, strategy, vision

Strategic Restructuring and Culture Change: An Interview with HI USA's Russ Hedge

Makiyah Moody // Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Strategic Restructuring and Culture Change: An Interview with HI USA's Russ Hedge

In the second installment of this two-part interview, Hostelling International USA CEO Russ Hedge speaks with us about the organization's transformative experience of unification and leadership lessons learned.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Change Management, Collaboration and Strategic Restructuring, Leadership, Our Clients
Tags: mergers, organizational culture, strategic restructuring
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