Together, Not the Same: Strength in Diversity and Collaboration

La Piana Consulting // Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Together, Not the Same: Strength in Diversity and Collaboration

As consultants, we welcome the opportunities we have to help organizations come to appreciate their diversity and to understand how marshalling their differences behind a shared goal can create greater impact.

Continue Reading
Categories: Collaboration and Strategic Restructuring

Getting to Know the La Piana Team: An Interview with Makiyah Moody

Melissa Mendes Campos // Monday, March 21, 2016

Getting to Know the La Piana Team: An Interview with Makiyah Moody

This blog post is part of our series getting to know the La Piana team. This week we spoke with Makiyah Moody, Senior Consultant, about her approach to consulting, what inspires her, and her advice for emerging leaders.

Continue Reading
Categories: Our Team

New Data on Success Factors in Nonprofit Collaboration

La Piana Consulting // Friday, February 26, 2016

New Data on Success Factors in Nonprofit Collaboration

La Piana Consulting’s Strategic Restructuring Self-Assessment Tool (SRAT) supports board and staff discussions about partnership opportunities and readiness. In this first-ever compilation of aggregate data from the SRAT, quantitative analysis confirms and gives texture to much of what we know anecdotally about success factors leading to meaningful collaboration. 

Continue Reading
Categories: Collaboration and Strategic Restructuring

Three Questions to Assess Your Need for Business Planning

La Piana Consulting // Thursday, February 18, 2016

Three Questions to Assess Your Need for Business Planning

Business planning can help nonprofits make their strategy real. Consider these three questions to assess whether the timing may be right for your organization to use business planning to get where it needs to go.

 

Continue Reading
Categories: Business Planning

Three Ways Boards Advance Nonprofit Collaboration

La Piana Consulting // Thursday, January 28, 2016

Three Ways Boards Advance Nonprofit Collaboration

Board members play a unique and integral role in identifying collaboration as a strategic option, exploring opportunities, and negotiating meaningful partnerships that can advance the organization's mission.

Continue Reading
Categories: Collaboration and Strategic Restructuring, Governance, Strategic Planning

The Collaborative Map: Making Sense of Nonprofit Partnerships

La Piana Consulting // Monday, December 07, 2015

The Collaborative Map: Making Sense of Nonprofit Partnerships

The Collaborative Map illustrates the diversity and fluidity of mission-driven collaboration, reflecting the many ways nonprofits can, and do, work with other nonprofits, for-profit firms, unincorporated groups, and government entities to advance common goals.

Continue Reading
Categories: Collaboration and Strategic Restructuring

Collaborative Strategies: Selecting the Right Path

Melissa Mendes Campos // Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Collaborative Strategies: Selecting the Right Path

With the competing demands nonprofits face, there is no sense in spending precious time and energy on a collaboration unless there is a clear and compelling purpose for doing so. This post offers guidance to help organizations get clear on where they want a partnership to take them so that they can select the best path to get there.

Continue Reading
Categories: Collaboration and Strategic Restructuring

Seven Ways Great Boards Excel

Vance Yoshida // Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Seven Ways Great Boards Excel

Boards set the tone for overall nonprofit performance. Great boards add significant value that can be measured in terms of organizational resources, organizational performance, and organizational influence. But it isn’t easy. In this post, we outline seven practices that help boards excel.

Continue Reading
Categories: Governance

Six Strategies for Sustaining a Collaboration

La Piana Consulting // Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Six Strategies for Sustaining a Collaboration

We often talk about the essential elements of forming a strong nonprofit partnership, but what about the important work of sustaining a collaborative effort, once established?

In this post, we suggest six strategies to maintain momentum and institutionalize the collaboration beyond its initial group of champions so that it delivers lasting value over time.

Continue Reading
Categories: Nonprofits, Foundations, Collaboration and Strategic Restructuring

Common-Sense Tips for Good Collaboration

Melissa Mendes Campos // Thursday, February 19, 2015

Common-Sense Tips for Good Collaboration

In this post, we explore three practices that distinguish strong nonprofit and cross-sector partnerships. They’re common-sense tips, but you might be surprised at how difficult it can be to consistently live up to these principles — and how damaging it is to collaborative efforts when they are absent. Take a look and judge for yourself whether your collaboration incorporates these hallmarks of success.

Continue Reading
Categories: Collaboration and Strategic Restructuring
Page 3 of 14First   Previous   1  2  [3]  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  Next   Last