Heather Gowdy, La Piana Consulting
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Join us for CausePlanet's popular author interview series, October 3, when we'll be at LANO's 15th Anniversary Annual Conference with La Piana Consulting's, Heather Gowdy, coauthor of "The Nonprofit Business Plan: The Leader's Guide to Creating a Successful Business Model."
Heather Gowdy, MBA, brings experience in both the private and nonprofit sectors to her work as a Senior Manager for La Piana Consulting. She has worked with nonprofits as a volunteer, staff member, consultant, trainer, and board member. As a consultant, her work has focused on organizational analysis and structure, business plan development, strategic planning, strategic restructuring, and management information systems design and implementation.
Heather played a lead role in designing and implementing La Piana's Strategic Solutions Project, a foundation-funded initiative aimed at increasing the awareness of the nonprofit sector of the potential value of strategic restructuring activities, such as mergers, joint ventures, and administrative consolidations. Heather served as Strategic Solutions’ Project Manager for its first three years, conducting research; writing case studies and articles; designing and leading training sessions for consultants, nonprofits, and funders; facilitating negotiations between nonprofit organizations; and co-authoring The Nonprofit Mergers Workbook, Part II: Unifying the Organization after a Merger (2004).
Heather received her Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, where she concentrated on nonprofit management.
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