Flawed Philanthropy: Seven Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Rosalyn Allison-Jacobs // Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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Categories: Nonprofits, Foundations, Collaboration and Strategic Restructuring
Tags: collaboration, nonprofit consulting, philanthropy

Client Spotlight: AARP Experience Corps

La Piana Consulting // Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Client Spotlight: AARP Experience Corps
What do you get when you combine Experience Corps, a lauded child literacy program utilizing adult volunteers age 50 and over, with AARP, the nation’s preeminent organization representing adults in that same age demographic? In 2011, the two sat down to the table to ask–and answer–that very question.
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Categories: Nonprofits, Business Planning, Collaboration and Strategic Restructuring, Our Clients
Tags: civic engagement, collaboration, nonprofit consulting, education, scale, volunteerism

Part 1: Prizes, Initiatives, and Funds

Jo DeBolt // Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Part 1: Prizes, Initiatives, and Funds

For nearly six years, we've been working with individual grantmakers and funder collaboratives to develop and implement strategies to support nonprofits in strategic restructuring. There are three primary strategies: prizes, initiatives, and funds. We'll share a little about each of these in this three-part blog series throughout the coming month.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Foundations, Collaboration and Strategic Restructuring
Tags: collaboration, funders, mergers, strategic restructuring

Cold Feet: Second Thoughts in the Midst of a Merger

Bob Harrington // Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Cold Feet: Second Thoughts in the Midst of a Merger

In many merger explorations there is a time when one or both of the organizations experience some level of cold feet, usually toward the end of the process.

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Categories: Collaboration and Strategic Restructuring
Tags: collaboration, nonprofit consulting, mergers, strategic restructuring

The Palate Cleanser CEO

David La Piana // Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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Categories: Nonprofits, Governance, Leadership
Tags: nonprofit consulting, executive transition

The Palate Cleanser CEO

David La Piana // Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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Categories: Nonprofits, Governance, Leadership
Tags: nonprofit consulting, executive transition

The “New Math” of Non-Merger Partnerships

Vance Yoshida // Friday, January 25, 2013

The “New Math” of Non-Merger Partnerships

As complex as mergers can be, it is important to acknowledge that joint programs and other collaborations often take just as much planning and attention, if not more so. 

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Categories: Collaboration and Strategic Restructuring
Tags: nonprofit consulting, mergers, strategic restructuring, administrative consolidation, joint programming, joint venture, management services organization

Getting to Know the La Piana Team: Rosalyn Allison-Jacobs

// Thursday, January 17, 2013

Getting to Know the La Piana Team: Rosalyn Allison-Jacobs

This blog post featuring Senior Consultant Rosalyn Allison-Jacobs is part of our ongoing series highlighting the La Piana team.  

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Categories: Our Team
Tags: nonprofit consulting

Turning Four Cs Into a Straight-A Consulting Experience

Scott Cotenoff // Thursday, January 17, 2013

After 25 years of working on the "inside" of nonprofit organizations as an ED, senior leader, and manager, I have recently joined the world of consulting. While I'd never be so bold as to paraphrase a famous athlete who, infamously, "brought his talents" to another place, my experience working with consultants as the organization's staff contact has taught me a few things about how to ensure that consultancy projects produce positive outcomes. These lessons can be summarized by four "Cs"--clarity, commitment, communication, and collaboration.

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Categories: Nonprofits
Tags: nonprofit consulting

Getting to Know the La Piana Team: Scott Cotenoff

// Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Getting to Know the La Piana Team: Scott Cotenoff
Scott Cotenoff is one of two new consultants to join the La Piana team in 2013.  To learn a little bit more about him, Scott and I sat down for a mini interview of sorts.

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Categories: Our Team
Tags: nonprofit consulting
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