Doing Better at Doing Good
On April 4-6, more than 250 early-career social sector professionals gathered in Chicago, IL to explore new paradigms of leadership at the Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) National Conference. La Piana Consulting was there to launch a joint project with EPIP aimed at examining what “doing good” means in the 21st Century and how the sector can adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing environment.
We engaged EPIP members in exploring the trends shaping our new reality and how organizations, individuals, and networks can best equip themselves for success. Partnering with EPIP, we’ll use the results of these conversations to shape a broader dialogue across the social sector about how we can maximize our impact in addressing today’s biggest challenges.
Read a “pre-cap” of our developing conversations and learn more about this collaborative effort.
Prizes, Funds, and Initiatives
This blog series explores three ways we partner with foundations to help nonprofits collaborate and consolidate.
Insights into seven common pitfalls in giving and grantmaking—and three strategies for avoiding them.
Testing the Waters
This issue brief from the California HealthCare Foundation shares lessons from our initiative to support collaboration among community clinics.
Resource Rewind: Due Diligence Done Well
Created in partnership with Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO), this tool is an easy-to-apply guide for smarter grantmaking.
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Blue Shield of California Foundation
To help California’s domestic violence organizations navigate the recent recession and emerge stronger in the years to come, the Blue Shield of California Foundation initiated a sustained investment in providing grantees of its Blue Shield Against Violence (BSAV) program with educational opportunities, relevant research, and technical assistance in collaboration and strategic restructuring.
To date, this commitment has supported nearly two dozen grantee organizations in exploring and/or implementing integrated partnerships to move their missions forward.
Getting to Know the Team:
an Interview with Bob Harrington
La Piana consultant Bob Harrington shares his experiences working in the nonprofit sector and discusses the evolving motivations for pursuing collaboration.
Central NY Community Foundation
On April 26, La Piana’s Jo DeBolt will join David J. Watson of New York Council of Nonprofits and a panel of local organization leaders for a Nonprofit Collaborations and Strategic Partnerships Symposium. Register by April 19.
RKG Center for Philanthropy and Community Service
On May 6, David La Piana will be at the University of Texas at Austin to present on trends reshaping the nonprofit sector, as part of the Frances Moody Newman Distinguished Lecture Series. This event is open to the public.
Humane Society U.S. Animal Care Expo 2013
On May 11, La Piana consultants Heather Gowdy and Lester Olmstead-Rose will facilitate a half-day session on Strategy + Planning: Defining and Building a Successful Business Model. Animal Care Expo is the largest international education conference in the fields of animal care, control, rescue, and emergency services.
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