Laura Pierce Since 1998, Laura Pierce has assisted over one hundred nonprofit organizations to more effectively meet their mission by improving operations, thinking more strategically, and teaching people to work more effectively together at the board and staff levels. More recently, Laura has begun teaming with other consultants to deliver a range of consulting services to her nonprofit clients.

Laura Pierce and her associates provide technical assistance in strategic planning, board development, interim management and organizational capacity building.

Laura Pierce Consulting helps nonprofits thrive.

The Rewards and Pitfalls of Collective Impact

Collective impact (CI) is an exciting trend in the nonprofit sector within the past decade. Many organizations, often from all sectors, unite to “move the needle” on a complex social challenge like eliminating poverty or achieving educational equity. The classic article that describes CI is Collective Impact, and a leading example of a CI initiativeContinue Reading

Nonprofit Mergers: What is the Process?

A merger of two or more nonprofit organizations with good mission alignment can result in greater community benefit.  But it can be difficult to navigate the process, even if you have identified an appropriate potential partner.  Here is an overview of the steps in a merger process: Preparation – The preparation phase includes organizational self-assessment.  Continue Reading