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Nonprofit Management

Planning Meets Strategy

The work of transforming an organization starts with a readiness to question its scale, its scope, and even its core identity.

 

Later this year, the organization that I help lead—East Meets West (EMW)—will change its name. That change follows a series of other developments, some of them quite radical in scope, that EMW has initiated in recent years. In the fall of 2013, we completed a merger with Blue Planet Network, a clean-water organization, and early this year we merged with Reach Global, a group that focuses on education and microfranchising. We also plan to undertake several other mergers over the course of...


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