Today, the initiative is managed by Parsons, Ahmanson, California Community, and UniHealth foundations, with support from consulting project director Carrie Harlow and 14 additional funders. Through a pooled fund, the initiative supports SR through two types of grants ranging from $20,000 to $40,000: negotiation grants designed to fund external consulting services assisting two or more organizations exploring a restructuring agreement; and integration grants for one-time costs associated with implementation and integration. The NSI has supported hundreds of organizations exploring strategic alliances since its inception.
Responding to emerging trends in evaluation data and the sector, the NSI recently established an Executive Transition Pilot to provide two phases of funding to support a spectrum of transition planning, recruitment, and post-transition activities, including board development, search services, interim CEO engagement, and executive coaching. Recognizing that transitions are a regular part of organizational life, the cohort-based pilot offers peer learning opportunities and ongoing support for participating executive leaders. Pilot efforts will be evaluated, documented, and shared with the sector to illustrate promising practices, and determine future funding needs and support for these critical moments in an organization’s lifecycle. Learn more.