Nonprofits

The More Things Change, What Should Stay the Same?

La Piana Consulting // Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The More Things Change, What Should Stay the Same?

With rapid change so ubiquitous across the sector, it can be constructive to think about what is still working, what is essential to organizational identity, and what can serve as a solid foundation for flexible strategy.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Change Management
Tags: innovation, strategy

Leading In: Women's Views From the C-Suite

Jo DeBolt // Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Leading In: Women's Views From the C-Suite

Gender and Power: A conversation with CEOs Judy Vredenburgh, Cathy Tisdale, and Susan Danish about their personal relationships to power, their leadership journeys, and what they see for the future of female leadership in the nonprofit sector.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Leadership, Our Clients, Trends
Tags: generational shift, research, social sector, workplace

Thriving on Chaos: How to Adapt to Rapid Change

Lara Jakubowski // Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Thriving on Chaos: How to Adapt to Rapid Change

Organizations with business models based on long-standing predictable revenue streams are grappling with forces that threaten to undermine their ability to pursue or even maintain current efforts toward their mission. What's the right response when your business model becomes--dare we say it--obsolete?

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Categories: Nonprofits, Change Management, Commentary, Trends
Tags: arts, business models, current events, economy, financial model, innovation, market awareness, strategy, sustainability

Strategic Planning for Small Nonprofits

Onuka Ibe // Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Strategic Planning for Small Nonprofits

The traditional model of strategic planning can seem daunting to a small organization. It is no surprise that a small nonprofit might see such a process as too onerous and expensive to be worth it. But there are other ways.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Strategic Planning
Tags: strategy

Great Teams Hold Each Other Accountable

Melissa Mendes Campos // Sunday, October 21, 2018

Great Teams Hold Each Other Accountable

Are you just "going along to get along," or are you committed to doing the work of an effective team?

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Categories: Nonprofits, Foundations, Leadership
Tags: accountability, human resources, management, organizational culture, workplace

Change Management Means Changing Management

La Piana Consulting // Monday, September 24, 2018

Change Management Means Changing Management

One of the ways we must challenge ourselves in managing organizational change is to be willing to rethink power and participation in the management of our own organizations.

 

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Categories: Nonprofits, Foundations, Change Management, Leadership
Tags: demographics, diversity, human resources, management, organizational culture, organizational structure, strategy, sustainability, vision, workplace

Three Takeaways for Strategic Planning while in Financial Crisis

Lara Jakubowski // Monday, August 20, 2018

Three Takeaways for Strategic Planning while in Financial Crisis

For organizations facing a financial crisis, strategic planning can seem like an impossible luxury. However, nonprofits that routinely find themselves maxing out a line of credit or scrambling to make payroll need to ask themselves some hard questions – and the process of answering those questions is what strategy is all about.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Strategic Planning
Tags: business models, financial model, market awareness, planning, scale, strategy, sustainability

Old Ways Won't Open New Doors

Scott Cotenoff // Monday, August 6, 2018

Old Ways Won't Open New Doors

How do we create a culture that encourages and supports diversity, equity, and inclusion and other deep organizational change? Scott Cotenoff, Partner, shares observations, reflections, and actions nonprofits can take to open new doors.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Change Management, Leadership
Tags: accountability, diversity, organizational culture, vision, workplace

How to Build a Fundraising Dream Team

Doug Green // Friday, July 20, 2018

How to Build a Fundraising Dream Team

No matter how much we want every board member to be all-in on fundraising, it may be that what you need to build to actually get money in the door is a fundraising Dream Team. And, you may need to look beyond your board to make it happen.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Governance
Tags: board development, committee structure, donors, fund deveopment, fundraising, resources

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
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