La Piana Consulting // May 07, 2014 14:53
Collaborate. Create. Accelerate. These are three principles we have adopted as consultants, and they also capture what we strive to help our clients achieve in their mission-driven work.
Periodically, we’ll share featurettes highlighting nonprofits and foundations that we have seen exemplify one or all of these principles. Feel free to suggest others in the comments section – we love success stories!
We were happy to see Y-USA featured in The Chronicle of Philanthropy last month with two articles on how the organization has refocused its mission to make a more measurable difference in people’s lives. Not only has the revitalization of its national brand updated its role from that of a recreational resource to an innovator in preventive health, it offers one of the best examples to date of a nonprofit adapting to health care reform. The Y’s Diabetes Prevention Program models how existing nonprofit infrastructure can be used to deliver much-needed preventive programming in a way that is reimbursable by insurers — a model the Y hopes to customize for other chronic health issues such as asthma and cardiovascular disease as well. But its multi-year effort to create a new space for itself in an increasingly competitive and shifting post-ACA environment is not the only thing that makes the Y what we call a game-changer, it is how the organization has gone about managing this change: seeding innovation from within; engaging in a dynamic plan/test/refine cycle; ensuring its efforts are strategically aligned; and allowing the time needed for the new to take hold.
Read more on the Y as an example of scaling what works and implications for nonprofits under the Affordable Care Act.
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