That Dirty Little Word
By Kate Sphar, Senior Consultant, Dewey & Kaye
It starts with an F. No, not that one. The other one. The one that is practically unmentionable in nonprofit and philanthropic circles – Failure.
I've been thinking a lot about the concept of failure lately. Working with numerous organizations that are looking for a means to sustainability, the question often arises – if we merge, does that mean we failed? What if we choose to dissolve? What does that say about us?
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6 Minutes With a CEO
Leadership identification, development and succession planning has been a focus of Dewey & Kaye since our founding in 1990. In this monthly Mosaic newsletter feature, we highlight an influential, effective and innovative nonprofit CEO and the organization they are leading successfully. Please take a few minutes out of your day to learn what's helped them succeed in their career and what advice they have for aspiring nonprofit executives.
We're delighted this month to feature:
President, The Forbes Funds
- As someone who has led numerous nonprofit organizations, what management practices do you feel are most important for any aspiring young leader to do well?
As a nonprofit leader, your greatest assets are your Trustees and your staff. With that in mind, identify the strength of your Trustees and give them the opportunity to add value by creating a shared vision, a plan for execution and follow through. This will build a level of trust and credibility that will allow you to move an agenda forward (even if there is no previous track record)...
Click here to read the complete 6 Minutes with a CEO — Diana Bucco.
Dewey & Kaye
Announces Their Combination with
Our ongoing pledge is to provide the services and solutions you need. With that in mind, we are pleased to announce the combination of Dewey & Kaye and McCrory & McDowell LLC with ParenteBeard, effective June 1, 2011. ParenteBeard is a leading CPA and business advisory firm in the mid-Atlantic region.
McCrory & McDowell will become part of ParenteBeard LLC and provide services under that name. Dewey & Kaye will maintain its name, staff, services and brand and will become an affiliate company joining ParenteBeard Technology, Vantagen (benefits administration and human resource consulting firm), ParenteBeard Wealth Management and Curtis Financial (a leading investment banking and corporate advisory firm).
This merger combines the professional knowledge and resources of two strong and well-respected firms to further enhance Dewey & Kaye's consulting and executive search services to community based organizations and foundations in eight states: Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, District of Columbia, Delaware, West Virginia and Virginia.
With common goals, client service philosophies and values, this combination will provide numerous benefits to you. We will have over 20 partners and 125 team members in Pittsburgh, which will become the firm's largest office, not to mention over 1,000 additional team members located in eight states. ParenteBeard brings added expertise and a broad variety of services to help you improve your organization. In addition, if you choose to grow or expand your organization locally, regionally or nationally, we will be able to continue to provide the level of service you need.
We are sure this will be a smooth transition process. We will continue to operate from the same location in downtown Pittsburgh. Our absolute commitment to quality and exceptional service remains paramount to maintaining your trust. We are confident that our new resources will allow us to add value to you and your organization.
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The Manager Training Workshop
June 7, 9:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Presented by Dewey & Kaye
Register by clicking here!
For new and experienced managers who want to improve their abilities to manage, motivate, delegate and coach employees.
This workshop offers you practical insights that will improve your effectiveness and leadership capabilities as a manager, PLUS a 26-page personal management profile and an extensive workbook of the materials presented. Cost is $200. Group Discounts for sending two or more people from the same organization are available.
When: June 7, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Dewey & Kaye, 20 Stanwix Street, 8th Floor Training Center,
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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PA BUDGETWATCH SERIES
Session Two Report
On Friday, April 29, 2011, representatives from area nonprofits attended the second of three informational session to:
- Get an update on the upcoming budget cuts to the Pennsylvania state budget.
- Explore what agencies are doing proactively to manage in a reduced funding environment.
- Identify current advocacy efforts that are being undertaken by individual organizations or groups of organizations.
For more information about some of the key insights from this session, please see the following documents:
Please look for details about the PA BUDGETWATCH Series – Session Three as information becomes available from Harrisburg!