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|Leading Change: Business Plans, Board Assessments, and New Strategies|
Six Business Planning Questions
Nonprofits are constantly being urged to innovate or to scale up existing efforts, changes which have the potential to increase or decrease stress on an organization’s business model. Business planning can help decision makers both better understand their current business model and anticipate the consequences of making a major change.
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Case Study: Colorado AIDS Project Merger
In 2008, five Colorado AIDS service organizations and four funder partners committed to a multi-year process aimed at strengthening HIV/AIDS advocacy and services statewide. La Piana Consulting joined them on this journey, which resulted in a four-way merger that was made official in 2011 and continues to evolve as an opportunity to better serve people living with HIV/AIDS and their families.
Blog: Nonprofits CAN Shape Public Policy
To achieve the just and healthy society nonprofits stand for, they must serve and advocate.
Changing the Game to Change the World
In this Huffington Post guest blog, David La Piana describes how organizations like AARP/Experience Corps and NAACP are thinking differently and changing the game.
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Is Your Board Ready to Lead Change?
The board is vital to any organizational change initiative. Whether developing strategy, forming a new collaboration, preparing for a leadership transition, or undergoing a similar transformation, success depends on having a strong board that is ready to work on strategic questions, that functions well as a team, and that has a strong partnership with the executive director or CEO.
Client Profile: Louisiana SPCA
Louisiana SPCA (LA/SPCA) has provided both animal control and animal welfare services for many years, but reconciling these dual and sometimes conflicting roles has been a challenge. Last year, the organization engaged in a Real-Time Strategic Planning process that helped it to affirm its priorities, clarify its decision-making criteria, and take confident action, reaffirming its commitment to include animal control as part of its mission.
Because LA/SPCA now has greater clarity around how to best use its resources, the local community of humans and animals wins.
Thanks for Your Feedback!Thirty-three of you told us what you thought of the Learning Link in our June reader’s survey. It’s great to hear where we’re on the right track, and where to focus future content to meet your needs. Congratulations to Patrick Deavy, whose name was drawn to receive a complimentary copy of our new book, The Nonprofit Business Plan.
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