Nonprofits

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

Which Comes First: New Executive or New Strategy?

Lester Olmstead-Rose // Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Which Comes First: New Executive or New Strategy?

A chicken-or-egg problem: During an executive transition, should organizations first engage in strategy formation, or should they wait until the new executive is in place?

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Categories: Nonprofits, Leadership, Strategic Planning
Tags: decision making, executive transition, implementation, organizational culture, organizational structure, strategy

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

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
Tags: evaluation, organizational learning, planning, strategy

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
Tags: board development, diversity, organizational culture, strategy

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
Tags: implementation, organizational culture

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

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
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