Building strong organizations through collaboration and strategic partnerships.
Nonprofit organizations face unprecedented challenges and opportunities as they look to the future. The Reinvent Impact workshops are the first phase in a unique capacity building program dedicated to raising awareness, enhancing skills and fostering relationships that will help the Dan River Region’s nonprofit sector build partnerships that accelerate impact and support sustainability.
The workshops, presented by Scott Cotenoff and Onuka Ibe of La Piana Consulting, a national leader in strategic restructuring, will discuss the wide range of partnership options available and the skills that lead nonprofits to succeed in collaboration. A panel of local organizations will also share their experience participating in a formal collaboration or strategic restructuring. The event will wrap up with a Q&A session and instructions about how to participate in the next phase of the program.
Three dates and times are available throughout the next three months and each will cover the same content: 7/21, 8/19, and 10/17 – all held virtually from 3pm to 5pm. We encourage participation from all levels of an organization. If your organization is structured with a board and staff, we highly encourage board AND staff members to attend.
Reinvent Impact is organized in three phases.
Phase 1 will include three opportunities (July, August & October) to attend the virtual workshop, which will provide a general introduction to strategic restructuring and the possibilities for collaboration, joint ventures, back office consolidations, mergers and other partnerships to strengthen your work. Attendance at one of the workshops is required to move on to Phase 2.
Phase 2 will include an application process, which will open after the first workshop is complete on July 21st. Each participant in phase 2 will complete an assessment process where, working with a La Piana consultant, they examine the needs, desires, concerns, and opportunities that might lead them to pursue a collaboration or strategic partnership process with one or more organizations. At the end of Phase 2, participating organizations will have a clear sense of their readiness for collaboration or strategic restructuring and will know whether they want to proceed with further exploration.
Phase 3 will provide technical assistance and possible funding to a limited number of groups to explore, negotiate and formalize the partnership, as well as how to make the partnership successful – accelerating impact, testing innovative strategies and strengthening organizational culture within your new collaboration.