Entries for October 2014

To Get the Right Answer, Ask the Right Question

La Piana Consulting // Thursday, October 23, 2014

To Get the Right Answer, Ask the Right Question

Identifying your Big Question is one of the five key principles in La Piana Consulting’s Real-Time Strategic Planning approach to strategy development. But what do we mean by that, and how can it help your organization define a solid strategy?

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Categories: Strategic Planning
Tags: capacity building, planning, strategy

Getting to Know the La Piana Team: An Interview with Jo DeBolt

Melissa Mendes Campos // Thursday, October 16, 2014

Getting to Know the La Piana Team: An Interview with Jo DeBolt

This blog post is part of our series introducing the La Piana team. This week we spoke with Jo DeBolt, Partner, about her cross-sector background, the profound changes affecting health and human services nonprofits today, and what she enjoys doing in her (albeit rare!) downtime.

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Categories: Our Team
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When Merger Doesn't Add Up

Bob Harrington // Thursday, October 09, 2014

When Merger Doesn't Add Up

When nonprofits invest time and effort in merger explorations or negotiations, not getting to "yes" can be discouraging. But there is no reason to give up just because a merger doesn’t add up. Instead, consider the groundwork that has been set for forming any number of other kinds of high-impact alliances.

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Categories: Collaboration and Strategic Restructuring
Tags: collaboration, mergers, strategic restructuring