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Life After Restructuring - Lois Mufuka Martin Life After Restructuring - Lois Mufuka Martin Presentation Transcript

  • The Forbes Fund Strategic Alliance Seminar
    August 30, 2011
    “Life After Restructuring: Real Stories”
    Lois Mufuka Martin
  • 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
  • Residential & Supportive Programs
    30 Shelter Beds
    20 Transitional Housing Beds
    16 Permanent Housing Beds
    The 902 Mental Health Clinic
    Project Employ
    About 60+ Employees
  • 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
  • Merger with Miryam’s - 2007
    • 20 Transitional Housing Beds
    • 10 Permanent Housing Beds
    • The Day Program
    • Aftercare Services
    • Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force
    • Health Care for the Homeless Clinic Site
    • About 30 Staff
  • Merger with Miryam's Cont.
    • Combined “92” Staff in 2008
    • Staff Involved Committee Led Development of New Mission & Values
    • Natural Staff Attrition
    • Little Awareness of What Led to the Merger
    • Founding Program Directors & Long Term Staff
    • Program Specific Letterhead
  • New Post Merger
    Collaborations & Programming
    • Services Overseen by LSW, LCSW professional
    • Centralized Intake & Benefits
    • Housing Resource Coordination
    • Local, State and Federal Advocacy
    • Duquesne University School of Pharmacy
    • NIH/University of Nebraska Lincoln Research Project
  • The Struggle…
    • Combining Financial Systems
    • Unanticipated Expense of Acquiring old Building
    • Change in Economy and Federal Funding Requirements
    • Eliminating Staff Redundancies
    • Maintaining Quality Programming
    • 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!
  • Never Underestimate the Power of Celebration!
    Celebrate Your Success With Staff!
  • Light Up the Night!
    Celebrate Success with your Board!
  • Volunteer Appreciation Tea
    Celebrate Success with Volunteers!
  • 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
     
  • Thank You!