• Nonprofit Impact Accelerator San Francisco – May 15 and 16, 2017

Nonprofit Impact Accelerator: SF Nonprofit Learning Sessions

As part of the Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative, San Francisco's Office of Economic and Workforce Development, in partnership with La Piana Consulting, invites San Francisco-based nonprofit executives and board members to a half-day discussion about the principles and practices of strategic restructuring, including nonprofit mergers, joint ventures, and partnerships.

The program will open with remarks from Bob Harrington, Partner at La Piana Consulting, who will discuss mergers, joint ventures, and partnerships, and review the pitfalls that can prevent nonprofits from moving forward toward success. Bob’s remarks will be followed by a panel of local nonprofit leaders sharing their experiences with mergers, joint ventures, and partnerships, including:

Monday, May 15, 2017 9:00 am – 12:30pm
Z Space, 450 Florida St
Joelle Gomez, former CEO of Women’s Center – Youth and Family Services
Dori Rose Inda, CEO of Salud Para La Gente / Watsonville Law Center
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 9:00 am – 12:30pm
San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St
Brett Andrews, CEO of Positive Resource Center / Baker Places / AIDS Emergency Fund
Sharon Miller, CEO of Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center
RSVP: https://e.sparxo.com/oewd516

Participants will come away with a solid understanding of the principles and practices of strategic alliances, including how to begin, when they are appropriate, and the keys to success. In addition, registered attendees will be eligible to apply for one of a limited number of assessments using La Piana's Strategic Restructuring Assessment Tool, and a few will receive technical assistance grants for in-depth exploration. Details about these opportunities will be shared at the sessions.

Nonprofit executive directors or CEOs are highly encouraged to attend with their board chair or another board representative. As space is limited, Board/CEO pairs will be given priority for admission. Questions may be directed to Amia Grashin at La Piana Consulting (grashin@lapiana.org).

Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative

San Francisco’s Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative deploys a variety of tools to help stabilize nonprofits. The Nonprofit Impact Accelerator and technical assistance for strategic restructuring efforts are administered by La Piana Consulting. Real estate assistance including grants and supportive services are provided by the Northern California Community Loan Fund.

The Initiative is led by the Office of Economic and Workforce Development with the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, the San Francisco Arts Commission and key partners.

With increasing and diverse demands for government services, San Francisco is home to 6,952 nonprofits that often work in partnership with the City to address complex challenges and the needs of its residents. In 2015-16, the city’s financial investment in nonprofits increased by more than $48 million (8%), the largest increase in more than 10 years.