Governance

Where Good Ideas Go to Die (And How to Rescue Them!)

David La Piana // Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Where Good Ideas Go to Die (And How to Rescue Them!)

In my experience working with the boards, CEOs, and staffs of countless nonprofits over many years, I have come to believe that many organizations have a well-developed idea-killing apparatus. The execution method varies, but usually falls into one of three categories.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Governance, Leadership, Strategic Planning
Tags: decision making

Board Development Should Not Be an “Add-On”

Luis Vergara // Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Board Development Should Not Be an “Add-On”

The board is critical to effective strategy formation and implementation, yet board development often takes a back seat when it comes to nonprofits' organizational development priorities. As we begin working with organizations on strategy or other significant change processes, it is not uncommon for the board chair or CEO to say to us "actually, we could probably use some improvement in how our board functions."


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Categories: Nonprofits, Governance, Leadership, Strategic Planning
Tags: board development, nonprofit consulting, diversity

The Palate Cleanser CEO

David La Piana // Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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Categories: Nonprofits, Governance, Leadership
Tags: nonprofit consulting, executive transition

The Palate Cleanser CEO

David La Piana // Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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Categories: Nonprofits, Governance, Leadership
Tags: nonprofit consulting, executive transition

Wishful Thinking is Not a Fund Development Strategy: A Tale of Two Boards

La Piana Consulting // Thursday, September 27, 2012

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Categories: Nonprofits, Governance, Leadership
Tags: board development, fund deveopment, fundraising

Is Your Board Ready to Lead Change?

Melissa Mendes Campos // Thursday, September 6, 2012

Is Your Board Ready to Lead Change?

How do you know your board is ready to lead change? Even good boards can get stuck in a rut. It is easy to settle into the status quo and to forget that the board itself is an organizational asset that must be developed, tended to, and mobilized, just like any other. 

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Categories: Nonprofits, Governance
Tags: assessment, board development, nonprofit consulting

Staying Nimble at 160: Real-Time Strategic Planning Helps YMCA Keep Pace with Change

Melissa Mendes Campos // Thursday, June 7, 2012

Staying Nimble at 160: Real-Time Strategic Planning Helps YMCA Keep Pace with Change

How does an organization born in the mid-1800s stay vital and relevant in today's rapid-response world?

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Categories: Nonprofits, Governance, Our Clients, Strategic Planning
Tags: nonprofit consulting, innovation, scale, strategy
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