Entries for February 2013

Part 2: Prizes, Initiatives, and Funds

Jo DeBolt // Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Part 2: Prizes, Initiatives, and Funds

This is the second post in a three-part series exploring how individual grantmakers and funder collaboratives develop and implement strategies to support nonprofits in strategic restructuring. 

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

Flawed Philanthropy: Seven Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Rosalyn Allison-Jacobs // Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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Categories: Nonprofits, Foundations, Collaboration and Strategic Restructuring
Tags: collaboration, nonprofit consulting, philanthropy

Client Spotlight: AARP Experience Corps

La Piana Consulting // Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Client Spotlight: AARP Experience Corps
What do you get when you combine Experience Corps, a lauded child literacy program utilizing adult volunteers age 50 and over, with AARP, the nation’s preeminent organization representing adults in that same age demographic? In 2011, the two sat down to the table to ask–and answer–that very question.
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Categories: Nonprofits, Business Planning, Collaboration and Strategic Restructuring, Our Clients
Tags: civic engagement, collaboration, nonprofit consulting, education, scale, volunteerism

Part 1: Prizes, Initiatives, and Funds

Jo DeBolt // Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Part 1: Prizes, Initiatives, and Funds

For nearly six years, we've been working with individual grantmakers and funder collaboratives to develop and implement strategies to support nonprofits in strategic restructuring. There are three primary strategies: prizes, initiatives, and funds. We'll share a little about each of these in this three-part blog series throughout the coming month.

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

Cold Feet: Second Thoughts in the Midst of a Merger

Bob Harrington // Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Cold Feet: Second Thoughts in the Midst of a Merger

In many merger explorations there is a time when one or both of the organizations experience some level of cold feet, usually toward the end of the process.

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