Chamber to host a Seminar on “How to Play Nicely: Identifying and Building Partnerships”

By Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce | Feb 07, 2013

The Chamber of Commerce’s Non-profit Series, sponsored by Allen Insurance and Financial, continues on Tuesday, February 12 at 9:15 at the Rockland Public Library.  While this series is geared toward non-profit organizations, for profit companies are more than welcome to attend.

Featured speaker, Carole Martin, will discuss how working in collaboration is now considered by many nonprofits and foundations as a philosophical and practical imperative. Whether you are looking for a partner organization to help deliver your programs or for a potential merger partner, choosing wisely is important. So is taking the necessary steps to build relationships and trust and knowing when agreements benefit from being formalized. Considering new partnerships or have questions about existing ones? Join us!

Carole Martin is an independent consultant with expertise in the design, formation, functioning and evaluation of networks for social change, collaborations and strategic alliances.

Carole routinely advises organizations and groups about complex systems change to increase productivity, innovation and impact. Her experience includes ongoing coordination of one cross-sector network comprised of philanthropic foundations and capacity building organizations, and advising or evaluating other local, statewide, regional, multi-state sector- and cross-sector networks comprised of for-profit and nonprofit organizations, government entities and/or individual contributors in various stages of collective action.

Carole’s twenty five years of experience also includes leading, facilitating, formulating strategy for and evaluating change initiatives of all types in the for-profit, nonprofit and philanthropic arenas. Other areas of emphasis include board governance, strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions. Her approach emphasizes solid business analysis and strong working relationships based upon trust.

Carole served as director of labor relations and human resources for a large corporation and held other senior leadership positions in a variety of for-profit and nonprofit settings. She is the recipient of numerous awards for outstanding professional achievement. Her formal education includes a B.S., M.B.A., and advanced studies in the fields of negotiation and contract administration.

This speaker series is open to anyone, whether they work in a for-profit or non-profit business.  To register in advance, contact Robin McIntosh at 596-0376 or robin@penbaychamber.com.  A $5 donation is requested to help defer costs

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