Nonprofits

Power Board Diversity by Linking it with Strategy

Luis Vergara // Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Power Board Diversity by Linking it with Strategy

Three common roadblocks that crop up when nonprofit boards engage in diversity work, and some solutions and considerations to help you connect DEI efforts with your broader organizational strategy. 


 


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Categories: Nonprofits, Change Management, Governance, Strategic Planning
Tags: board development, diversity, organizational culture, strategy

Building a Dynamic Organizational Culture: It Takes More than Leaders

Scott Cotenoff // Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Building a Dynamic Organizational Culture: It Takes More than Leaders

When organizations broaden their conception of “leadership” to extend beyond simply the people at the top of the org chart, they create an environment that values and includes the thinking of staff and helps advance the development of an engaging organizational culture. But what supports do such informal culture influencers, or "ambassadors," need to be successful?


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Categories: Nonprofits, Change Management, Leadership
Tags: implementation, organizational culture

Financial Analysis When Contemplating a Nonprofit Merger

Lara Jakubowski // Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Financial Analysis When Contemplating a Nonprofit Merger

Nonprofits contemplating a merger or restructuring should be well-versed in these two types of financial analyses that can help inform and support their decisions and create a foundation for success.


 


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Categories: Nonprofits, Collaboration and Strategic Restructuring
Tags: decision making, financial model, implementation, mergers, planning, strategic restructuring, sustainability, integration, management services organization, parent subsidiary

What Do You Read to Lead?

La Piana Consulting // Wednesday, March 6, 2019

What Do You Read to Lead?

Marsha L. Semmel is a national museum leader and consultant who has spent much of her career exploring how cultural institutions can connect with their communities—and with one another—to achieve their missions. In this post, we interview her about her new book, Partnership Power, which offers a range of perspectives and real-world profiles that shed light on both the hard work and strategic payoff of collaboration.


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Categories: Nonprofits, Change Management, Collaboration and Strategic Restructuring
Tags: collaboration, innovation, networks, organizational learning, social sector, strategic restructuring, strategy

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
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