Nonprofits

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 02, 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 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
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