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Powering Collaborations through Leadership

November 9th, 2016 by

Leadership. A concept we like to stress at Strategy Arts is that leadership is by permission, management is by position. When considering the leadership required to make collaborations work; this is true more than ever. Leadership of collaborations is multifaceted, requiring leaders to stay engaged and attentive with members of their own teams and with   Read More…

Engagement Requires Motivation, Community and Support

October 28th, 2016 by

Many of us regularly choose to enthusiastically participate in groups outside of our core family and friends. Sports teams, religious organizations, professional societies, and hobby groups are just some examples where you can find enthusiastic, engaged supporters. Those of us involved in organizational collaborations can learn from what makes these groups work. We’ve all been   Read More…

Productive Collaborations Require Strong Infrastructure

October 19th, 2016 by

Recently, I found myself conflicted during a planning session with a collective impact backbone organization. While working on a communication plan I found myself questioning the feasibility of the plan. All the things we were discussing; including informing and updating funders, community leaders, internal teams, and those served by the collective were important. They were   Read More…

Interfaces are the Key to Collaboration Success

October 11th, 2016 by

Collaborations can be powerful and often essential tools when addressing complex issues. Unfortunately, many collaborative efforts achieve only limited success and some are ineffective. Many attempts at collaboration have instead painfully drained the precious time and leadership focus nonprofits cannot afford to waste. The situation is similar whether addressing new challenges across multiple teams within   Read More…

Strategy Arts Attending Independent Sector Conference

September 30th, 2016 by

Strategy Arts is exhibiting at the Independent Sector Conference from November 16-18 in Washington, DC. This conference brings together staff from nonprofits, foundations, and corporate giving programs to exchange ideas, collaborate, and take action on issues of common concern. Because Strategy Arts strengthens the human and organizational interfaces that empower and sustain extraordinary collaboration, we   Read More…