Entries for 'Vance Yoshida'

Seven Ways Great Boards Excel

Vance Yoshida // Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Seven Ways Great Boards Excel

Boards set the tone for overall nonprofit performance. Great boards add significant value that can be measured in terms of organizational resources, organizational performance, and organizational influence. But it isn’t easy. In this post, we outline seven practices that help boards excel.

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Categories: Governance
Tags: board development

New Realities Point Us Back to the Fundamentals

Vance Yoshida // Thursday, January 30, 2014

New Realities Point Us Back to the Fundamentals

When we asked emerging leaders last spring How must the social sector adapt to succeed in meeting 21st Century challenges and opportunities? we handed each a long list of issues and trends that are shaping a “new reality” for nonprofits and foundations.  Yet when today’s up-and-coming social sector professionals told us what they thought it would take for organizations to succeed in this new reality, we were struck by how some of the most powerful answers brought us not to the latest cutting-edge trend, but back to the fundamentals.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Trends
Tags: community, vision

Collaboration Tips for 800-Pound Gorillas

Vance Yoshida // Sunday, May 05, 2013

Collaboration Tips for 800-Pound Gorillas

One of the more common challenges in building strong nonprofit partnerships comes when bringing one or more small or modest-sized organizations together with a very large organization. The power differential that exists among the partners can be a significant barrier to building the level of trust needed for real collaboration to develop.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Collaboration and Strategic Restructuring
Tags: mergers

The “New Math” of Non-Merger Partnerships

Vance Yoshida // Friday, January 25, 2013

The “New Math” of Non-Merger Partnerships

As complex as mergers can be, it is important to acknowledge that joint programs and other collaborations often take just as much planning and attention, if not more so. 

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Categories: Collaboration and Strategic Restructuring
Tags: nonprofit consulting, mergers, strategic restructuring, administrative consolidation, joint programming, joint venture, management services organization