NPO Conversation Series

We invite leaders of nonprofit organizations to join us each quarter for a brown-bag lunch discussion about issues, ideas, and concerns in the nonprofit and philanthropic community. The meetings are a time for us to “talk shop” and move beyond the usual conversation between foundations and nonprofit organizations.

REINVENTION : GMA’s NPO Conversation on Tuesday, April 30th (new date)

From the 100-year old charity to the start-up organization, nonprofits are constantly reinventing themselves. Whether it is a change in mission, a change in board, or a change in image, organizations are trying new things to continue to matter.

How has your organization continued to reinvent itself in order to continue living your mission, meeting your goals and securing funding? How do you and your colleagues infuse your organization with new ideas and energy? How will your organization stay relevant?

A quick search for ‘reinvention nonprofits’ led us to some good reading:

Curtis Chang offers five tips for organizations that need to change how they operate. 05/30/2012
http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/war_games_and_other_tools_to_reinvent_your_nonprofit

For Nell Edginton, innovation requires reinvention – taking a completely new approach to how we finance, structure, and prove social change. 03/23/2012  http://philanthropy.com/blogs/innovation/real-innovation-in-social-change-lies-in-reinvention/878

Nancy Lublin sees reinvention as a way to keep good, sane, driven people in the not-for-profit sector. 03/01/2010 http://www.fastcompany.com/1550883/do-something-six-tips-reinvent-non-profits

What do you think? We’d love to hear.

Join us for a brown bag lunch on Tuesday, April 30th at GMA Foundation’s offices, 9th floor conference room. Attendance is limited to seven organizations with one representative per organization, preferably the executive director or director of a major program.

Advance registration is required. Please call Susan Haff, tel. 617/391-3092 by April 24.