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Strategic Restructuring and Culture Change: An Interview with HI USA's Russ Hedge

Makiyah Moody // Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Strategic Restructuring and Culture Change: An Interview with HI USA's Russ Hedge

In the second installment of this two-part interview, Hostelling International USA CEO Russ Hedge speaks with us about the organization's transformative experience of unification and leadership lessons learned.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Change Management, Collaboration and Strategic Restructuring, Leadership, Our Clients
Tags: mergers, organizational culture, strategic restructuring

Nonprofit Branding and Identity: What’s In a Name?

La Piana Consulting // Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Nonprofit Branding and Identity: What’s In a Name?

The work involved in a nonprofit merger is significant, and its potential is profound. It is important to recognize the role of identity and branding in setting the stage for success.

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Categories: Collaboration and Strategic Restructuring, Our Clients
Tags: branding, nonprofit consulting, mergers

The Y Changes the Game, Emphasizes Youth and Preventive Health

La Piana Consulting // Wednesday, May 07, 2014

The Y Changes the Game, Emphasizes Youth and Preventive Health

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.

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Categories: Change Management, Our Clients, Strategic Planning
Tags: branding, innovation, strategy

How the California R&R Network's Strength Helps Move the Agenda Forward

Luis Vergara // Tuesday, April 01, 2014

How the California R&R Network's Strength Helps Move the Agenda Forward

The R&R Network has carefully crafted a strong organization through its strategic vision, the collaborative nature of its member agencies who work to move the network forward, and a tradition of strong and visionary leadership. 

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Categories: Our Clients, Strategic Planning
Tags: networks, impact, vision

Build it Green Uses Mission and Metrics to Guide Decision Making

Lester Olmstead-Rose // Thursday, March 20, 2014

Build it Green Uses Mission and Metrics to Guide Decision Making

Working with La Piana Consulting, Build It Green engaged in a strategy development process that moved the organization through a critical first step of confirming its measure for mission impact: reduced greenhouse gas emissions. 

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Categories: Our Clients, Strategic Planning
Tags: case study, nonprofit consulting, strategy

When a Nonprofit Merger is Deeply Personal

Bob Harrington // Thursday, September 12, 2013

When a Nonprofit Merger is Deeply Personal

Recently I had the privilege and pleasure to be involved in several negotiations processes that were deeply personal to the members of the boards of directors and leadership staff.   All such projects have a certain level of personal involvement; board members and staff are naturally attached to their organization and its mission, and sometimes have family or friends that have utilized the services. The depth of attachment can vary depending on the mission, programs, and communities served by the organizations involved. One project in particular really drove this home for me.  


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Categories: Nonprofits, Collaboration and Strategic Restructuring, Our Clients
Tags: nonprofit consulting, mergers, strategic restructuring

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

Together But Separate: Performing Arts Mergers and Retaining Organizational Identity

Melissa Mendes Campos // Friday, July 20, 2012

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Categories: Collaboration and Strategic Restructuring, Our Clients, Trends
Tags: collaboration, nonprofit consulting, mergers, strategic restructuring, administrative consolidation

Staying Nimble at 160: Real-Time Strategic Planning Helps YMCA Keep Pace with Change

Melissa Mendes Campos // Thursday, June 07, 2012

Staying Nimble at 160: Real-Time Strategic Planning Helps YMCA Keep Pace with Change

How does an organization born in the mid-1800s stay vital and relevant in today's rapid-response world?

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Categories: Nonprofits, Governance, Our Clients, Strategic Planning
Tags: nonprofit consulting, innovation, scale, strategy