Entries for September 2014
David La Piana // Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Harvard Business School professor John P. Kotter is best known for his eight-step guide to navigating organizational change. His latest book, Accelerate, builds on the eight-step approach but introduces a whole new concept, one which I think has broad applicability to the nonprofit sector.
Jo DeBolt // Thursday, September 18, 2014
Merger can be a powerful choice for nonprofits, but like any strategy, it has its utility as well as its limitations. We must be rigorous in testing our assumptions and expectations about what merger is, and what it isn’t. This post takes on three of those most common assumptions, or myths, and counters with real-world experience from helping scores of nonprofits use mergers (and other collaborative strategies) to achieve lasting social impact.
Claudette Goldberg // Friday, September 12, 2014
This blog post is part of our series introducing the La Piana team. This week we spoke with Melissa Mendes Campos, Senior Research Consultant, about mentors and...well, Muppets.
Rosalyn Allison-Jacobs // Thursday, September 4, 2014
Building a pipeline of young leaders who have the capacity — or willingness — to give time, talent, and treasure to nonprofit boards is one of the greatest challenges facing nonprofit organizations. The fact is that these individuals are, by nature, feral in their outlook on life and work. Less structure is more, and commitment is fleeting. So, how might the nonprofit sector adapt to capitalize on the considerable talents of feral board members — of any age? Perhaps it’s time for a new board paradigm….