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Learning Link | Winter 2018

La Piana Consulting

Collaborate. Create. Accelerate.

La Piana Consulting

Transforming Health Care Through Collaboration

Meeting Communities' Medical and Health-Related Social Needs

Read our interview with the leaders of Salud Para La Gente and Watsonville Law Center, a medical-legal partnership serving California's Central Coast. Their strategic collaboration is changing the way the health and legal needs of this largely agricultural community are addressed.

Click to read this interview.

Also, for a big-picture overview of strategic restructuring involving federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), see this brief summary.

New Blog Series: Black & Bold

Perspectives on Leadership

Don't miss the debut of our new interview series amplifying the voices of Black women in the social sector and their leadership journeys. Created and curated by Makiyah Moody, Senior Consultant, this series is an act of resistance to the fallacy of white supremacy and a creative opportunity to connect people who are curious about the shared experiences of others.

Read more here.

Happy Anniversary

The Class of 1998

Why yes, we ARE celebrating an anniversary this year! (Do we get a complimentary dessert?) And we're not alone. Also marking 20 years of service to the sector are Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, New Profit, and United Philanthropy Forum.

We're humbled to be in such good company and look forward to another 20 years of helping you leverage strategy, structure, and culture to advance your mission.

Thank you.


Data Matters See the Leadership Conference Education Fund's policy brief, Misinformation Nation, to learn about current and imminent threats to civil rights data collection and access.

Be a Savvy Evaluation Consumer The W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Step-by-Step Guide to Evaluation helps demystify evaluation and put the power of impact measurement in your hands.

Measure Multi-Sector Impact NeighborWorks America, the Kresge Foundation, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation present this set of user-friendly tools for documenting outcomes at the intersection of health, housing, and community development programs.

Dig Deep on Nonprofit Mergers, Alliances, and Joint Ventures, including legal and non-legal issues, with this recorded webinar from Venable LLP, with Scott Cotenoff.

Keep Your Strategy Alive When we asked readers last fall what would make their strategic plan more useful, roughly one-third expressed a need to better link strategy with day-to-day decision making. In this blog post, two organizations share practical ways they are keeping their stratregies front-and-center on an ongoing basis.

News and Events

To mark our 20th Anniversary, we are partnering with key institutions to deliver a special series of workshops in their communities, designed and delviered by firm founder David La Piana. Watch for more information about workshops being scheduled in Philadelphia, North Carolina, Boston, Colorado, Illinois, and more.

Other upcoming events include:

February 26 - Makiyah Moody will co-present a session on nonprofit strategic partnerships at the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities Senior Leadership Conference in New Orleans.

March 9 - Lara Jakubowski will lead a session on developing strategies for success in today's rapidly-changing world, at the 2018 Nonprofit Day Conference in Colorado Springs.

May 9 - Luis Vergara will share collaborative strategies organizations can use to sustain their mission impact at Nonprofit Learning Lab's Nonprofit Institute in Phoenix.

...and more to come! Check our Events page for the latest information.

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