Learning Link | Celebrating and Looking Ahead
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    November/December 2012 La Piana Consulting
Celebrating and Looking Ahead: Resources, Predictions, and Appreciation

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In this issue, we’re featuring some new resources (right) and highlighting (below) some of our best links of 2012.

Enjoy, and Happy Holidays.

best-of-2012The Nonprofit Business Plan

Business planning can help nonprofits bring clarity and rigor to their decision making. Our new book gives nonprofit leaders a practical approach and usable tools for business planning.

Changing the Game to Change the World

In a lead-up to the 2012 Independent Sector Conference, David La Piana wrote for the HuffPost blog on what game-changing strategy can do for the sector.

La Piana Consulting Adds Audio


Welcome to our growing library of podcasts! Hear clips about strategic restructuring and nonprofit partnerships, as well as key elements of nonprofit business planning.

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Binoculars 2David La Piana's Predictions:
The Social Sector in 2013

Today, we’re launching a three-part blog series by David  La Piana  featuring big issues to look out for in 2013 and some thoughts on how they might impact the social sector.

David will write about the twists and turns of the economy, major policy developments, and the challenge to nonprofit practice to find the right balance between meeting immediate needs and going “all in” on transformative change.

Click here for the first installment, and watch our blog in the coming days for more.

New Resources

Is Your Organization Ready to Collaborate?

See the December 2012 issue of the NTEN Journal for five questions to discuss with your team before initiating a collaborative effort.

Big Strategy Resonates for Sector Leaders

Read David La Piana’s missive from this year’s Independent Sector Conference on game changers for the sector, and download a handy piece on key concepts.

Which Comes First: The Partnership or the Plan?

Heather Gowdy shares with CausePlanet three ways that planning can help inspire, support, and implement strong collaborations.

Laying the Groundwork for Collaboration

In a guest blog for the California Community Foundation, Bob Harrington and Melissa Mendes Campos offer practical first steps toward nonprofit partnerships.

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