Life After Restructuring - Lois Mufuka MartinPresentation 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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bethlehemhaven.org