An Interview with Tenicka Boyd

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, February 21, 2018

An Interview with Tenicka Boyd

This second interview in the series Black & Bold: Perspectives on Leadership features Tenicka Boyd, who shares insights from her leadership journey, books that have informed her social justice work, and words of inspiration for others.

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Categories: Leadership

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

New Blog Series to Begin This Month

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, February 7, 2018

New Blog Series to Begin This Month

Black & Bold: Perspectives on Leadership is a new interview series amplifying the voices of Black women in the social sector and their leadership journeys. Beginning February 14, this series is created and curated by Makiyah Moody as an act of resistance to the fallacy of white supremacy and a creative opportunity to connect people who are curious about the shared experiences of others.

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Categories: Leadership

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

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

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

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

Getting to Know the La Piana Team: An Interview with Onuka Ibe

Melissa Mendes Campos // Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Getting to Know the La Piana Team: An Interview with Onuka Ibe

We recently interviewed Onuka Ibe, Senior Consultant, about the path that brought him to consulting and what he sees as some of the most important the issues, challenges, and opportunities that nonprofits face today.

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Categories: Our Team

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

"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
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