Strategic Relationships and Conversations, a 3-part series
Join the Omaha Community Foundation (OCF) and the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands (NAM) and for a three-part series that will explore strategic conversations, how to promote understanding of overall nonprofit networking, collaboration, and the strategic alliance continuum. This series will examine readiness, phased processes, negotiating tips and forms associated with shared services, mergers, affiliations, acquisitions, and possibly even dignified dissolution.
Please note due to the possible sensitive nature of this topic all registrations and participants will be anonymous for these webinars. These sessions will not be recorded. We recommend that you register for all three for a comprehensive look at this topic. The first two sessions are sequential and those that do not attend the first session but not the first session, will be at a learning disadvantage. The first two sessions will be facilitated by Doug Sauer, CEO of New York Council of Nonprofits an expert in this area. The third session, a panel of local leaders who have gone through this experience will be moderated by Anne Meysenburg. Stephanie Mattoon with Baird Holm will participate in all three sessions to offer her expertise with nonprofit legal issues.
August 21st, 11:00 -12:30
It is critical for nonprofits to self-assess their internal awareness and readiness for serious corporate restructuring before approaching prospective partners. The session will include tips as to apply the readiness factors when vetting or screening partners. Before venturing into this area nonprofits need to do a deep dive to “know thyself.”
September 3rd, 2:00 – 3:30
Building on the first session, we will focus on the entering into, structuring and formalizing the negotiating, due diligence process, and decision-making process. The session will include tips as to what to be alert for, dealing with perceived or real “deal killers”, strategically communicating with and building support with stakeholders (volunteer leaders, employees, funders), and where appropriate, knowing when to end the process when the scales tip away from the likelihood of a restructuring solution being agreed upon.
REGISTER FOR SESSION 2 HERE
September 17th, 1:00 – 2:30
Now that we understand the possibilities, practices, and pitfalls we will hear from a panel of local nonprofit leaders who have experienced mergers, acquisitions, or dissolution. They will share their experiences, lessons learned and surprises about the process they went through. We will also have a local attorney who specializes in nonprofits and can go into detail on Nebraska law.
REGISTER FOR SESSION 3 HERE
* thanks to the Omaha Community Foundation for underwriting this series. Their support allows each session at no charge to NAM members and only $10.00 per session for not-yet members.