Entries for 'Scott Cotenoff'

Hit “Refresh”: Organizational Restructuring

Scott Cotenoff // Thursday, June 27, 2013

Hit “Refresh”: Organizational Restructuring

“Organizational restructuring” is a phrase that can inspire dread in the hearts of nonprofit staff and board members alike. New org charts, titles, roles, and responsibilities…Who has the time to think about all this, when our real work demands full attention? Endless meetings and planning sessions, not to mention staff anxiety, is what usually comes to mind when thinking about retooling your nonprofit to adapt to changing times and new goals.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Change Management, Strategic Planning
Tags: nonprofit consulting

Turning Four Cs Into a Straight-A Consulting Experience

Scott Cotenoff // Thursday, January 17, 2013

After 25 years of working on the "inside" of nonprofit organizations as an ED, senior leader, and manager, I have recently joined the world of consulting. While I'd never be so bold as to paraphrase a famous athlete who, infamously, "brought his talents" to another place, my experience working with consultants as the organization's staff contact has taught me a few things about how to ensure that consultancy projects produce positive outcomes. These lessons can be summarized by four "Cs"--clarity, commitment, communication, and collaboration.

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Categories: Nonprofits
Tags: nonprofit consulting