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Learning Link | Fall 2015

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Introducing the Collaborative Map

Our new Collaborative Map plots out 15 ways nonprofits partner with other organizations to achieve shared goals. As the use of collaborative strategies has grown, both within the sector and across sectors, we saw the need for a more dynamic way of illustrating the full range of partnerships and how they create impact.

Watch a video or explore the map onlineHow many of these strategies is your nonprofit already using? Are you ready to consider a new form of collaboration? You can find additional resources to get started here.

Watch the Collaborative Map

Other Resources

Reimagining Service: A Case Study in Cross Sector Collaboration. Learn how a time-bound campaign brought together multiple sectors to change the national narrative on how volunteering and service contributes to social impact. (Developed by La Piana Consulting for the Presidio Institute, with funding support from Gap Inc.)  

Strategy Development Tools and Tips. Explore the three levels of nonprofit strategy with the Strategy Pyramid. Learn about five principles and two tools for successful strategy development in this video presentation featuring Heather Gowdy, shared by our friends at MANY, a national network dedicated to improving outcomes for youth at risk.


It has been a busy fall for La Piana Consulting!

In the Bay Area, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Sobrato Family Foundation co-hosted a Learning Session on strategic restructuring for Silicon Valley nonprofits, where David La Piana debuted our new Collaborative Map. David also took nonprofit mergers international, presenting keynotes at conferences hosted by Whitelion in Sydney and Melbourne and meeting with funders and nonprofits from around Australia. 

In New Orleans, Jo DeBolt presented a session at the BoardSource Leadership Forum on boards’ role in exploring collaborative strategies, and delivered a workshop on nonprofit collaboration and partnerships, co-sponsored by the Greater New Orleans Foundation and the Bayou Community Foundation. Jo also joined the Center for Nonprofit Resources in Toledo, Ohio, to present a workshop on nonprofit partnerships, and she was in Montreal serving on a panel about effective board committee structures as part of the Annual Conference of the Association of Science – Technology Centers.

In Seattle, Lester Olmstead-Rose delivered a keynote on principles of strategy development at the Institutional Leadership Conference sponsored by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools

Watch the Events page of our website or follow us on social media to find out where we’ll be next!

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