March 27, 2013 – NEWS Event: Nonprofit Strategic Partnerships and Collaborations Symposium

Nonprofit Strategic Partnerships and Collaborations Symposium

Strategic partnerships can be an effective method to build and sustain nonprofit capacity. With a well matched partnership your organization can enhance its mission, build credibility, strengthen its brand, engage more individuals, create efficiencies and, most importantly, make a bigger difference in the community. Join Jo DeBolt of La Piana Consulting, David J. Watson of New York Council of Nonprofits, and local nonprofit leaders for a special one-day event to explore and discuss well-planned nonprofit strategic partnerships. In this session, you will:

  • Discover the range of partnerships available, including collaborations, strategic alliances, and strategic restructuring
  • Assess if a strategic partnership is appropriate for your organization
  • Determine what to look for when partnering with another nonprofit
  • Learn promising practices and potential pitfalls when undertaking a new partnership
  • Understand due diligence and legal requirements associated with partnerships
  • Hear from your Central New York nonprofit peers who have successfully led strategic partnership efforts

This event is open to all nonprofit staff, board members, and others interested in learning about nonprofit strategic alliances. Nonprofit staff are encouraged to attend with a member of their Board of Directors.

Jo DeBolt, MBA
Partner, LaPiana Consulting
Jo DeBolt brings nearly 30 years of experience as a nonprofit executive and consultant.  As a consultant and nonprofit leader, much of Jo’s work involved starting and growing organizations including designing and developing systems, building boards and staff, implementing new programs, translating vision into action, and ensuring that mechanisms were in place to measure the impact of these new ventures. Founded in 1998, La Piana Consulting is a national firm dedicated to strengthening nonprofits and foundations. La Piana’s mission is to improve leadership and management practices throughout the sector for greater social impact, with emphasis on strategy, leadership, and strategic restructuring.  David La Piana, founder and Managing Partner, is the author of numerous books and articles about strategic partnerships, including the article Real Collaborations; Strategic Restructuring: Mergers, Integrations, and Alliances; and The Nonprofit Mergers Workbook, Part I: Considering, Negotiating, and Executing a Merger.

David J. Watson, Esq.
Senior Vice President, Legal Accountability and Compliance, New York Council of Nonprofits
David J. Watson has been employed by the New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. since 1991. Mr. Watson has been instrumental in the development of the Legal Accountability and Compliance Service division at the Council, which was begun in January 1995. The proactive services provided by the Legal Accountability and Compliance Service division requires a sophisticated knowledge of and sensitivity to nonprofit issues as well as an ability to present complicated legal information to nonprofit managers and Boards of Directors. Mr. Watson founded Watson & West, PLLC, a specialized corporate law firm designed to focus on the legal needs of nonprofit corporations across New York State.

Panelists sharing their recent strategic partnership effort experiences include:

  • Tim Penix, Director – Syracuse Educational Opportunity Center (SUNY EOC)
  • Stephen Butler, Executive Director – CNY Arts
  • Pam Hyland, President/CEO – Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways

This special extended-day NEWS session is brought to you by The Allyn Foundation, The Gifford Foundation, The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation, The John Ben Snow Foundation, The Shineman Foundation, and the Central New York Community Foundation.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
9:00am – 2:00pm

Genesee Grande Hotel
1060 East Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

$50 per person

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*If you would like to pay by check at the door, please click on the “show other payment options” link and choose “Pay Offline.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 20, 2013

GENESEE GRANDE PARKING INSTRUCTIONS: Complimentary on-site parking will be available to workshop participants. If on-site parking is full, street parking is also available.

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