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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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
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