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

Getting to Know the La Piana Team: An Interview with Stacie Freasier

Beverly Snow // Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Getting to Know the La Piana Team: An Interview with Stacie Freasier

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

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Categories: Our Team
Tags: workplace

An Interview with Wylecia Wiggs Harris, CEO, AHIMA

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, July 24, 2019

An Interview with Wylecia Wiggs Harris, CEO, AHIMA

As a health champion and healthcare advocate, Wylecia Wiggs Harris' work is grounded in the belief that people, systems and ideas are the levers to create health equity. In this interview, she reflects on learning milestones over the course of her career to improve organizations and strengthen communities.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: cross-sector, health, innovation, organizational structure, vision, workplace

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

An Interview with Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder, Chicago Theological Seminary

Makiyah Moody // Tuesday, July 9, 2019

An Interview with Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder, Chicago Theological Seminary

As an ordained Baptist minister and WomanistMomma, Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder knows what it means to live at the intersections of class, race, and gender. In this interview she reveals the work she’s called to do, the women and men who have shaped her journey, and the significance of womanist maternal thought.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: community, diversity, education, vision

Getting to Know the La Piana Team: An Interview with Madison McAleese

La Piana Consulting // Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Getting to Know the La Piana Team: An Interview with Madison McAleese

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

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Categories: Our Team
Tags: nonprofit consulting, workplace

An Interview with Alicia Sanchez Gill, Interim ED, Collective Action for Safe Spaces

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Refill your coffee because you want to soak up all that Alicia Sanchez Gill offers in this interview about her life’s work to end sexual violence. With deft clarity and boldness, Alicia recounts the milestones on her journey as a survivor and social worker that uniquely position her to critically analyze and disrupt the oppressive systems and structures that create irreparable harm for the most marginalized in our society.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: advocacy, community, demographics, health, human services, social justice

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

NanaEfua B. Afoh-Manin, MD, MPH, Founder/CEO, Shared Harvest Fund

Makiyah Moody // Tuesday, June 11, 2019

NanaEfua B. Afoh-Manin, MD, MPH, Founder/CEO, Shared Harvest Fund

NanaEfua Afoh-Manin, MD, MPH, is using her grit to disrupt the student loan industrial complex through the Shared Harvest Fund. In this interview, she shares how she came to co-found this organization, how her hustling mother and grandmother influence the type of ancestor she wants to be, and why she always bets on Black women.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: business models, decision making, diversity, education, financial model, innovation, networks, philanthropy, vision, volunteerism

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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