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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An Interview with Holly Delany Cole, The Haas Leadership Initiatives

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, May 29, 2019

An Interview with Holly Delany Cole, The Haas Leadership Initiatives

Holly Delany Cole reflects on how and why she has led from wherever she was, shares why she thinks the carceral state is problematic and what she's doing about it, and offers poignant advice to Black women on their respective journeys to excellence and the power of embracing their genius. 

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: accountability, advocacy, capacity building, civic engagement, diversity, executive transition, funders, grantmaking, philanthropy, policy, social justice

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

An Interview with Kerrien Suarez, Executive Director, Equity in the Center

Makiyah Moody // Tuesday, May 7, 2019

An Interview with Kerrien Suarez, Executive Director, Equity in the Center

Kerrien Suarez did not come to play. In this interview, she reflects on her own journey from woke to work and offers insights for organizations grappling with how to build a race equity culture.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: coaching, community, diversity, organizational structure, philanthropy, politics, social justice, social sector

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

An Interview with Darlene Slaughter, VP & Chief People Officer, March of Dimes

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, April 24, 2019

An Interview with Darlene Slaughter, VP & Chief People Officer, March of Dimes

Darlene Slaughter is an organizational leader committed to helping employees promote diversity, equity and inclusion. She offers insights about the danger of limiting thoughts, how she pours into people, and what she’s learned from stretching her boundaries. 

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: diversity, health, human resources
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