News and Events
A Fond Farewell: In July, the La Piana team gathered to celebrate Heather Gowdy, who is leaving consulting for new pursuits. One of our first employees from back in 1998, Heather has helped make the firm what we are today, and she'll be missed.
Mergers and More: This summer has seen exciting new nonprofit partnerships take form to advance racial equity, international development, legal aid, and affordable housing. See our website for information on the mergers of Race Forward (Center for Social Inclusion + Race Forward) and Humentum (InsideNGO + LINGOs + Mango). We are also proud to have undertaken business planning for a joint program to help Contra Costa County elders in residential facilities create health and legal directives and helped formalize the affiliation of Common Capital, Inc. with Way Finders (formerly HAP Housing) in western Massachusetts.
Ujima! Leveraging the Chief Executive-Board Chair Partnership: Look for us in Seattle on October 19 at the BoardSource Leadership Forum, where David La Piana and Makiyah Moody will lead a Chief Executive - Board Chair Track session on effective board-staff relationships.
The Power of Possibility: Starting the Conversation Around Strategic Partnerships: Bob Harrington will also be at BoardSource Leadership Forum on October 19, co-presenting with Kate Barr of Nonprofits Assistance Fund and Jennifer Gager Holland of BoardSource on how nonprofits can integrate collaborative thinking into board discussions.
Mergers: Friend or Foe? On November 14, Scott Cotenoff will join the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators in Miami to present a conference session examining strategic issues in partnerships and mergers.
Institute for Nonprofit Practice: On November 15, Makiyah Moody will lead a workshop on Real-Time Strategic Planning for the Institute for Nonprofit Practice's Cape Cod community of nonprofit leaders.
Dynamic Partnerships, Relevant Results: On November 16, Bob Harrington will be at the Annual Conference of the California Association of Resource Conservation Districts in Sacramento to share lessons from watershed-related partnerships in Southern Oregon, such as the formation of the Rogue River Watershed Council.