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NONPROFIT COLLABORATION:STARTING THE CONVERSATIONKate DEWEYKate  SPHAR<br />AUGUST 30, 2011<br />
Types of Collaboration/Shared Services<br />Collaboration – Administrative <br />or programmatic<br />Administrative conso...
The Collaborative Process<br />
How to Start the Conversation<br />With Your Board Chair?<br />With Your Board?<br />With Your Management Team?<br />
Shortcuts to Avoid<br />Abbreviating the process because you think you have found “the one”<br />Skimping on outside exper...
Reminders<br />Put your assumptions about what you hope you achieve through an alliance down on paper<br />Be honest about...
About Dewey & Kaye<br />
About Dewey & Kaye<br />
Thank you!<br />April 6, 2010<br />
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  1. 1. NONPROFIT COLLABORATION:STARTING THE CONVERSATIONKate DEWEYKate SPHAR<br />AUGUST 30, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Types of Collaboration/Shared Services<br />Collaboration – Administrative <br />or programmatic<br />Administrative consolidation/<br />shared services – Finance & accounting, <br />human resources, IT, etc.<br />Management service organization – Creation of a new entity<br />Organizational integration – mergers, subsidiary relationships, etc.; when both programs and cultures are highly compatible<br />
  3. 3. The Collaborative Process<br />
  4. 4. How to Start the Conversation<br />With Your Board Chair?<br />With Your Board?<br />With Your Management Team?<br />
  5. 5. Shortcuts to Avoid<br />Abbreviating the process because you think you have found “the one”<br />Skimping on outside experts (legal, financial, facilitation)<br />Forgetting the importance of your communication strategy (internal and external)<br />
  6. 6. Reminders<br />Put your assumptions about what you hope you achieve through an alliance down on paper<br />Be honest about your organizations assets and liabilities<br />Address the tough issues as they surface<br />Make sure your assumptions are shared by your board<br />Plan for the heavy lifting during the exploration and implementation<br />For every month you explore it takes two months to implement <br />
  7. 7. About Dewey & Kaye<br />
  8. 8. About Dewey & Kaye<br />
  9. 9. Thank you!<br />April 6, 2010<br />
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