Nonprofits

Three Takeaways for Strategic Planning while in Financial Crisis

Lara Jakubowski // Monday, August 20, 2018

Three Takeaways for Strategic Planning while in Financial Crisis

For organizations facing a financial crisis, strategic planning can seem like an impossible luxury. However, nonprofits that routinely find themselves maxing out a line of credit or scrambling to make payroll need to ask themselves some hard questions – and the process of answering those questions is what strategy is all about.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Strategic Planning
Tags: business models, financial model, market awareness, planning, scale, strategy, sustainability

Old Ways Won't Open New Doors

Scott Cotenoff // Monday, August 6, 2018

Old Ways Won't Open New Doors

How do we create a culture that encourages and supports diversity, equity, and inclusion and other deep organizational change? Scott Cotenoff, Partner, shares observations, reflections, and actions nonprofits can take to open new doors.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Change Management, Leadership
Tags: accountability, diversity, organizational culture, vision, workplace

How to Build a Fundraising Dream Team

Doug Green // Friday, July 20, 2018

How to Build a Fundraising Dream Team

No matter how much we want every board member to be all-in on fundraising, it may be that what you need to build to actually get money in the door is a fundraising Dream Team. And, you may need to look beyond your board to make it happen.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Governance
Tags: board development, committee structure, donors, fund deveopment, fundraising, resources

Three Keys to Unlocking Board Participation in Fundraising

Doug Green // Thursday, July 12, 2018

Three Keys to Unlocking Board Participation in Fundraising

When it comes to involvement in fundraising there are a number of near constants: Nearly all board members want to be helpful, most staff members think their board members aren’t doing enough, and there is a general air of dissatisfaction surrounding the whole fundraising enterprise. What’s a leader to do?

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Categories: Nonprofits, Governance
Tags: board development, fundraising

Culture Change in Three (Not-So-Simple) Steps

La Piana Consulting // Monday, July 2, 2018

Culture Change in Three (Not-So-Simple) Steps

It may be that your current culture is well aligned with your organizational strategy. If so, fantastic! But if, like many organizations, you find a disconnect that’s keeping you from being more effective, it might be time for some culture work....

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Categories: Nonprofits, Foundations, Change Management
Tags: implementation, innovation, organizational culture, strategy, vision

Succession Planning and Mentoring Emerging Leaders: Personal Perspectives

Melissa Mendes Campos // Thursday, May 24, 2018

Succession Planning and Mentoring Emerging Leaders: Personal Perspectives

Succession planning is essential, but how to capture and share the accumulated knowledge and experience of so many late-career nonprofit executives? In this post, we share some personal perspectives on passing the torch to a new generation of leaders.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Change Management, Leadership, Trends
Tags: coaching, executive transition, generational shift, human resources, organizational learning, planning

Frameworks That Can Help Your Nonprofit Manage Change

La Piana Consulting // Tuesday, May 8, 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 2, 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
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