An Interview with Sherri Young, ED, African-American Shakespeare Co.

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, January 16, 2019

An Interview with Sherri Young, ED, African-American Shakespeare Co.

In this interview Sherri Young shares insights on launching a theatre company, how she's addressing a culture of silence, and why representation matters.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: arts, , diversity, vision, , workplace

An Interview with Lisa J. Nutter, Principal, Sidecar Social Finance

Makiyah Moody // Thursday, January 10, 2019

An Interview with Lisa J. Nutter, Principal, Sidecar Social Finance

In this interview, Lisa J. Nutter lays bare the challenges of equitable funding in the social sector, how the "menu effect" has detrimental consequences, and how she stays focused on what's important. 

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: civic engagement, collaboration, cross-sector, , demographics, innovation, philanthropy, social sector,

Thriving on Chaos: How to Adapt to Rapid Change

Lara Jakubowski // Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Thriving on Chaos: How to Adapt to Rapid Change

Organizations with business models based on long-standing predictable revenue streams are grappling with forces that threaten to undermine their ability to pursue or even maintain current efforts toward their mission. What's the right response when your business model becomes--dare we say it--obsolete?

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Categories: Nonprofits, Change Management, Commentary, Trends
Tags: arts, business models, current events, economy, financial model, innovation, market awareness, strategy, sustainability

An Interview with Nicole Brisbane, Executive Director NY, DFER

Makiyah Moody // Tuesday, January 1, 2019

An Interview with Nicole Brisbane, Executive Director NY, DFER

As a former teacher, "education is liberation" is Nicole Brisbane's mantra. In this interview, Nicole shares her wisdom on building political power and why it's necessary to define leadership on your own terms.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: advocacy, decision making, demographics, education, fundraising, philanthropy, politics, policy, workplace

An Interview with Ashley Allison, EVP, The Leadership Conference

Makiyah Moody // Thursday, December 27, 2018

An Interview with Ashley Allison, EVP, The Leadership Conference

Ashley Allison reflects on how she's following her heart, finding her voice, and taking center stage as she works toward the goal of a more open and just society – an America as good as its ideals.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: advocacy, civic engagement, community, politics, policy

An Interview with Kenya Bradshaw, Vice President, TNTP

Makiyah Moody // Thursday, December 20, 2018

An Interview with Kenya Bradshaw, Vice President, TNTP

As a champion of children, Kenya Bradshaw’s work in education reform is grounded in the belief that all children deserve the opportunity to achieve their hopes and dreams and education is the primary vehicle for reducing poverty.


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Categories: Leadership
Tags: advocacy, civic engagement, community, diversity, education, sector blur, social justice

An Interview with Jacqueline Greer, ED, DC, Urban Teachers

Makiyah Moody // Monday, December 17, 2018

An Interview with Jacqueline Greer, ED, DC, Urban Teachers

With a passion for education and a recognition that culturally competent teachers matter, Jacqueline Greer is cultivating D.C.'s talent pipeline through trusting relationships and organizational partnerships.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: collaboration, diversity, education

Strategic Planning for Small Nonprofits

Onuka Ibe // Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Strategic Planning for Small Nonprofits

The traditional model of strategic planning can seem daunting to a small organization. It is no surprise that a small nonprofit might see such a process as too onerous and expensive to be worth it. But there are other ways.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Strategic Planning
Tags: strategy

An Interview with Rhonda Broussard, Founder & CEO, Beloved Community

Makiyah Moody // Tuesday, December 4, 2018

An Interview with Rhonda Broussard, Founder & CEO, Beloved Community

Rhonda Broussard recognizes the importance of shared humanity as she advances sustainable economic equity and the tensions that emerge in this important work.  As a life-long educator, the murder of Michael Brown, Jr. challenged her to examine her assumptions about the ‘saving power’ of education, and in many ways, helped her to found Beloved Community.

 

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: capacity building, diversity, education, organizational culture, social entrepeneurship, social justice

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
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