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From Preparation to Integration: Navigating the 6-Step Collaboration Process

Submitted by Shawn Durr on June 6, 2024 - 15:24

From Preparation to Integration: Navigating the 6-Step Collaboration Process

Embarking on a partnership journey requires a well-defined path. Our 6-step Collaboration Process serves as this path, guiding organizations through the intricate landscape of forming strategic partnerships. Each step, from preparation to integration, is designed with the organization’s unique needs and goals in mind. This process not only ensures compatibility and strategic fit but also paves the way for successful and sustainable collaborations. In this article, we'll go over each step and explain how they help build good partnerships. 

Strategic Partnerships: The Role of Feasibility Assessments in Ensuring Success

Submitted by Shawn Durr on June 6, 2024 - 14:02

Strategic Partnerships: The Role of Feasibility Assessments in Ensuring Success

Unlock the potential of strategic collaborations with our comprehensive guide on Partnership Feasibility Assessments. This article provides an in-depth look at how these assessments, tailored to your organization’s unique needs, can inform decision-making and ensure successful partnerships. From Mission and Vision Alignment to Financial Viability to Culture, discover the ten key areas of assessment that can pave the way for sustainable collaborations. Click to learn more about this crucial step in the collaboration process.

The First Step to Uncovering Solutions: The M+S Discovery Process

Submitted by Shawn Durr on May 7, 2024 - 10:28

The First Step to Uncovering Solutions: The M+S Discovery Process

When leaders face challenges within their organizations, understanding the full scope of these issues is crucial. That’s where Mission + Strategy comes in. We help CEOs and Executive Directors get to the heart of their challenges. It’s about starting a conversation, asking the right questions, and setting the stage for a clear and actionable partnership, one that provides value whether or not an engagement follows. Continue reading to learn more about how our discovery phase at M+S can illuminate your path forward.

Meet Peter Rasey, M+S HR Manager

Submitted by Shawn Durr on May 7, 2024 - 10:24

Meet Peter Rasey, M+S HR Manager

We’re excited to share this insightful Q&A session with Peter Rasey, the HR Manager at M+S. Peter brings a decade of HR experience and a dedicated focus on supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). His personal connection to the I/DD community and his commitment to the agencies serving them led him to join M+S. Read more about Peter, and a challenge he has encountered in his HR role that might resonate with others in the HR field.

Navigating the Challenges: Overcoming Nonprofit IT Roadblocks

Submitted by Shawn Durr on April 10, 2024 - 11:52

Navigating the Challenges: Overcoming Nonprofit IT Roadblocks

Nonprofit organizations play a vital role in addressing societal needs and driving positive change. However, navigating the complexities of the digital landscape presents unique challenges for nonprofits striving to fulfill their missions effectively. In this article, we'll explore the top five IT roadblocks that nonprofits commonly encounter and strategies to overcome them.

Meet Ernesto Hernandez, M+S CIO

Submitted by Shawn Durr on April 10, 2024 - 11:39

Meet Ernesto Hernandez, M+S CIO

Ernesto Hernandez, our Chief Information Officer, with over 30 years of IT experience, is a passionate advocate for community collaboration. He’s also an avid collector of vintage mechanical watches and believes in the power of simplicity. Ernesto embodies the fusion of technology, community, and passion and is a true asset to our team. Read more about Ernesto, and what he thinks is a current trend in IT our community should know about.

Strategic Financial Stewardship: The Key to Nonprofit Longevity and Impact

Submitted by Shawn Durr on March 12, 2024 - 14:58

Strategic Financial Stewardship: The Key to Nonprofit Longevity and Impact

Regardless of who your organization serves, you face a broad set of challenges and complexities on a daily basis.  Funding priorities shift, regulations change, and staffing issues persist.  How can your financial approach work for you instead of constantly chasing resources?  Here’s a summary of what we recommend all leaders consider as they review and design their organization’s finances:

Organizational Culture: The Stories We Tell

Submitted by Shawn Durr on January 16, 2024 - 15:13

Organizational Culture: The Stories We Tell

Organizational culture is often embedded in the stories of an organization that reflects its values, norms, and identity. These stories, whether passed down through generations of employees or shared through official communication channels, play a crucial role in shaping the cultural landscape. There are different types of stories:  

  • Founding stories about the formation of the organization, the vision of its founders, and the initial challenges they faced. They often highlight core values that inspired the creation of the organization.