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Life After Restructuring - Lois Mufuka Martin
Life After Restructuring - Lois Mufuka Martin
Life After Restructuring - Lois Mufuka Martin
Life After Restructuring - Lois Mufuka Martin
Life After Restructuring - Lois Mufuka Martin
Life After Restructuring - Lois Mufuka Martin
Life After Restructuring - Lois Mufuka Martin
Life After Restructuring - Lois Mufuka Martin
Life After Restructuring - Lois Mufuka Martin
Life After Restructuring - Lois Mufuka Martin
Life After Restructuring - Lois Mufuka Martin
Life After Restructuring - Lois Mufuka Martin
Life After Restructuring - Lois Mufuka Martin
Life After Restructuring - Lois Mufuka Martin
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  • 1. The Forbes Fund Strategic Alliance Seminar
    August 30, 2011
    “Life After Restructuring: Real Stories”
    Lois Mufuka Martin
  • 2. The Dream…1981
    Residential & Supportive
    Services for Homeless Women Through
    Community Collaborations
    Increased Capacity with Visionary Leadership, County & State Funding, Earned Income and Strong Board Fundraising
  • 3. Residential & Supportive Programs
    30 Shelter Beds
    20 Transitional Housing Beds
    16 Permanent Housing Beds
    The 902 Mental Health Clinic
    Project Employ
    About 60+ Employees
  • 4. Collaborative Partners
    Health Care for the Homeless Health & Wellness Clinic
    Wellsprings Mercy Behavioral Health
    The Human Resource Collaborative (Bethlehem Haven, POWER, CVVC)
    Allegheny County Department of Human Services
  • 5. Merger with Miryam’s - 2007
    • 20 Transitional Housing Beds
    • 6. 10 Permanent Housing Beds
    • 7. The Day Program
    • 8. Aftercare Services
    • 9. Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force
    • 10. Health Care for the Homeless Clinic Site
    • 11. About 30 Staff
  • Merger with Miryam's Cont.
    • Combined “92” Staff in 2008
    • 12. Staff Involved Committee Led Development of New Mission & Values
    • 13. Natural Staff Attrition
    • 14. Little Awareness of What Led to the Merger
    • 15. Founding Program Directors & Long Term Staff
    • 16. Program Specific Letterhead
  • New Post Merger
    Collaborations & Programming
    • Services Overseen by LSW, LCSW professional
    • 17. Centralized Intake & Benefits
    • 18. Housing Resource Coordination
    • 19. Local, State and Federal Advocacy
    • 20. Duquesne University School of Pharmacy
    • 21. NIH/University of Nebraska Lincoln Research Project
  • The Struggle…
    • Combining Financial Systems
    • 22. Unanticipated Expense of Acquiring old Building
    • 23. Change in Economy and Federal Funding Requirements
    • 24. Eliminating Staff Redundancies
    • 25. Maintaining Quality Programming
    • 26. Managing Internal and External Expectations
  • Lessons Learned
    Pre Merger - Legal Counsel is Key
    You don’t know what it is you don’t know
    Communication Starts with Board Support
    Set the tone early – the CEO is Authorized by the Board
    Financial Preparedness is Not Enough
    Mergers Cost Money - Expect the Unexpected
    Invest in Your CEO as a Change Agent
    Executive Coaching, Admin Support, Capacity Building
    Invest in Your Staff as Most Valuable Resource
    Inform, train & retrain as often as needed!
  • 27. Never Underestimate the Power of Celebration!
    Celebrate Your Success With Staff!
  • 28. Light Up the Night!
    Celebrate Success with your Board!
  • 29. Volunteer Appreciation Tea
    Celebrate Success with Volunteers!
  • 30. Contact Information
    Lois Mufuka Martin
    Executive Director
    Bethlehem Haven
    Fifth Avenue Commons
    905 Watson Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    Office: 412-391-1348 ext. 231
    lmartin@bethlehemhaven.org  
    www.bethlehemhaven.org
     
  • 31. Thank You!

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