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Restructuring for Success: Mission Sustainability through Organizational Restructuring & Strategic Collaborations

  • Thursday, April 20, 2017
  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • NAMI DuPage, 115 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton
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Join us for our April program on using collaboration and strategic organizational planning to benefit your nonprofit. 

The current Illinois economic climate has prompted many non-profits to consider different options for sustaining their mission. This session will be focused on options for organizational restructuring – including mergers/acquisitions, collaborations, back-office consolidation, etc. We will also highlight models of successful partnerships that can put you on the strategic path to sustainability and growth


Jean Butzen, founded Mission + Strategy Consulting in 2006 to help nonprofits accelerate their impact through strategy. Jean leads Mission + Strategy’s Strategic Restructuring Practice, and contributes her experience and time to the Strategic Planning Practice as well. Jean brings over 35 years of nonprofit management experience to her consulting work, including 18 years as President/CEO of Lakefront Supportive Housing in Chicago. Today, Jean is the foremost authority on nonprofit strategic restructuring in Illinois and Wisconsin. Jean has a B.A. in Political Science from Antioch College and completed the Kellogg Management Institute Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Mike Havala, former Board Chairman of Loaves & Fishes, is the agency’s newest president and CEO. Havala has been in charge as two Naperville-based non-profits, Loaves & Fishes and Naperville CARES, have merged to form Loaves & Fishes Community Services to combine forces to fight hunger and fortify support services to help households achieve self-sufficiency. He brings a business background to the position, having previously worked for Arthur Andersen and First Industrial Realty Trust Chicago. Mike brings more than 25 years of leadership in executive positions and has been a co-founder of both privately-held and publicly-traded companies. Through his current advisory business, he has been an advisor to a number of companies across the United States in the areas of strategic planning, business development, capital markets, operations and organizational structure. Over his career, he has raised over $13 billion of capital from many sources including domestic and international institutional and retail investors. Mike has a B.A. and MBA from Michigan State University.

Linda Zager, executive director of The Back Office Cooperative, worked for Motorola for 28 years before she left to start her business as an Expense Reduction Analysts franchisee. She discovered that the same cost-management strategies used for her business clients were also effective for nonprofits, and she began working with The Back Office Cooperative. She has held positions spanning disciplines in sales, finance and credit and account management. The Back Office Cooperative (BOC) improves performance of nonprofits by increasing buying power, delivering expert expense management services, and providing an environment for sharing best practices as they free up resources for nonprofits. The knowledge and savings that BOC generates for members allows them to increase their impact in the communities they serve.

Registration and coffee begin at 8:00 AM. 

Program starts at 8:30 a.m.

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