Nonprofits

Frameworks That Can Help Your Nonprofit Manage Change

La Piana Consulting // Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Frameworks That Can Help Your Nonprofit Manage Change

Managing change is a critical competency for nonprofits, their staff leadership, and their boards. While organizational change is never easy, we have found frameworks such as the three highlighted here useful in making it more manageable for nonprofits for whom constant change is the new normal.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Foundations, Change Management, Leadership
Tags: management, organizational culture, planning, social sector

Leadership Transitions and Organizational Change

La Piana Consulting // Thursday, April 12, 2018

Leadership Transitions and Organizational Change

Sweeping changes brought by leadership transitions could send the sector reeling, or be a catalyst for creative strategic responses — it’s how we prepare that will make the difference.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Change Management, Leadership, Trends
Tags: board development, executive transition, generational shift, planning, strategy, sustainability

Is It Time for a Strategy Check-up?

La Piana Consulting // Monday, April 02, 2018

Is It Time for a Strategy Check-up?

Five questions to help you get your organizational strategy in shape for spring.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Strategic Planning
Tags: implementation, social sector, strategy

An Interview with Tyra Mariani, Executive Vice President, New America

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, February 14, 2018

An Interview with Tyra Mariani, Executive Vice President, New America

In this first interview in our series Black & Bold: Perspectives on Leadership, we talk with Tyra Mariani about her career journey, what she has learned about being a successful leader, and what inspires and sustains her in her work.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Leadership
Tags: advocacy, cross-sector, decision making, workplace

Tips to Put Your Strategy Into Action

La Piana Consulting // Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Tips to Put Your Strategy Into Action

When we asked readers what would make their current strategic plans more useful, roughly one-third expressed the need to do better at keeping the strategy alive on an ongoing basis. In this post, two organizations share how they are keeping their strategies front-and-center in their daily work.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Our Clients, Strategic Planning
Tags: accountability, decision making, implementation, management, planning, strategy

What to Expect from Nonprofit Business Planning: An Inside Look

Melissa Mendes Campos // Wednesday, January 10, 2018

What to Expect from Nonprofit Business Planning: An Inside Look

Why should nonprofits even care about business planning? What are some of the pitfalls? What are the payoffs? In this post, we talk with two of our expert team members about how business planning for nonprofits can be not only practical but powerful, delivering meaningful value in ways you might not even expect.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Foundations, Business Planning
Tags: business models, coaching, financial model, fund deveopment, funders, planning, strategy

Make "Big Bets" Better Bets with Business Planning for Grantees

La Piana Consulting // Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Make "Big Bets" Better Bets with Business Planning for Grantees

As the importance of bold grantmaking continues to grow, business planning offers a tool for funders and nonprofits to inform decision making and set the stage for success.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Foundations, Business Planning
Tags: business models, capacity building, funders, grantmaking, philanthropy, planning

How Business Planning Can Guide Change and Bolster Funder Confidence

La Piana Consulting // Monday, November 13, 2017

How Business Planning Can Guide Change and Bolster Funder Confidence

Increasingly, nonprofits and funders are turning to business planning to help them turn their strategies into action. This post, the first in a series, explores how organizations can use business planning to adapt to sector trends, engage funder partners, and achieve success.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Foundations, Business Planning, Change Management, Trends
Tags: business models, funders, grantmaking, implementation, philanthropy, planning, scale, impact, social sector, strategy

Leadership Lessons from the "Corner Office"

David La Piana // Monday, October 30, 2017

Leadership Lessons from the "Corner Office"

Leadership is full of paradoxes, and other takeaways from interviews with over 500 corporate CEOs. How do these findings resonate for nonprofit leaders, or how is nonprofit leadership different?

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Categories: Nonprofits, Commentary, Leadership, Trends
Tags: cross-sector, current events, research, private sector

"I Hate Strategic Planning"

La Piana Consulting // Monday, October 16, 2017

"I Hate Strategic Planning"

If you have heard this sentiment before, or if you share it yourself, perhaps it's just time to try a different approach.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Change Management, Governance, Strategic Planning
Tags: strategy
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