[Free Webinar] Nonprofit Mergers: A Strategic Tool During the Pandemic
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
Join JMT Consulting for a webinar featuring Vicus Partners’ Executive Director, Jane Brody, and Managing Director, Matt Hopkins, while they interview John MacIntosh, Managing Partner of Seachange on his recommendations to nonprofits for survival during the pandemic. They will cover the different types of nonprofits to help develop strategies that are specific to each type of nonprofit’s mission.
- What are the key drivers in making critical decisions for your organization’s survival
- When you should merge
- Cash flow
- Working with your board of directors
- Engaging stakeholders to make sure you are charting the best course of action
Executive Director, Vicus Partners
As an Executive Director of Vicus Partners, Jane focuses on how real estate aligns with your goals as part of a greater mission. She brings a diverse and accomplished background prior to Vicus Partners that allows her a unique insider’s perspective into your pain points and how best to solve them, including experience serving as an Executive Director and Board member for multiple Non-Profits; leading teams in both city and state government and the corporate world as COO of Variety International Children’s Charity and consultant for Ben & Jerry’s, UNICEF, the American Red Cross, Coca-Cola, and the Special Olympics; and as a former educator with a Superintendent’s license.
As a Board Member of LOVE US (Leave Out the Violence), she experienced first-hand the hurdles of finding the right nonprofit office space, and how space contributes to donor relations, operating cost budget and ability to carry out your mission. Jane realized that many others faced similar challenges and decided to dedicate her career to solving these challenges and developing deep relationships with her clients as an unwavering advocate for their long-term success.
Jane believes in projects that ensure those without a voice get heard, and before Vicus helped launch a mentoring program serving over 10,000 children and a foster care program to help over 8,000 teenagers in the system make the transition to independence. She currently works with Bottomless Closet, a non-profit that helps disadvantaged women get back in the workforce.
Jane has a degree from Pratt, two Masters’ degrees in leadership from Columbia University and she hasn’t had a hand in any fewer than 5 pots since. Jane is a lifetime New Yorker — and with that, a sense of humor to match. Ask her about her stint in the comedy club circuit.
Managing Director, Vicus Partners
Born and raised in Brooklyn as the son of a contractor and cultural leader, Matt brings a breadth of experience finding creative leasing solutions for a wide range of businesses and is especially passionate about projects involving arts and community development, construction management, and adaptive reuse.
As a Managing Director at Vicus Partners, Matt has closed over 50 leasing transactions ranging from 500 to 50,000 square feet, and prides himself on representing tenants ranging from small maker/manufacturers and innovative startups to large health care organizations. Matt is also a co-founder of the Vicus’ Non-Profit Team, where he is committed to supporting the unique missions of NYC’s community-based organizations that are often underrepresented in real estate.
Prior to joining Vicus Partners, Matt’s career journey spanned both the public and private sectors, most recently leading leasing as a VP at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, working with affordable housing developer L&M, and as an NYC Urban Fellow. His path reflects his vision of the city’s landscape as an inspiring canvas for entrepreneurs & mission driven organizations.
Matt earned his Bachelor’s degree in Government from Georgetown University and Master’s Degrees in Urban Planning and Real Estate Development from NYU and Columbia University. He resides in Prospect Heights with his wife and three daughters, has run a dozen marathons and is a Board Member of Groundswell Community Mural Project.
Managing Partner, SeaChange
John spends much of his time exploring new ways that SeaChange might help nonprofits facing complex challenges. Prior to joining SeaChange in 2008, John was a partner at Warburg Pincus in that global private equity firm’s New York, Tokyo, and London offices. At Warburg Pincus, he was responsible for overseeing the firm’s expansion into several new international markets and industry segments, designed the firm’s investment performance and measurement system, was co-head of professional development, and served as a director of 16 portfolio companies. John remains involved with Warburg Pincus as a limited partner. Earlier in his career John worked as a software engineer in Tokyo and a management consultant at Oliver Wyman. John did a mid-life masters in philosophy at the London School of Economics. At the same time, and in conjunction with Lord Richard Layard of the Centre for Economic Performance (at the London School of Economics) and Dr Martin E.P. Seligman of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, he coordinated a three-year program in resilience-building and depression prevention for more than 3,000 children across 25 middle schools in the United Kingdom. John has a BSE from Princeton University and a MSc in Philosophy and Public Policy from the London School of Economics. In conjunction with his role at SeaChange, he serves as an observer on a number of nonprofit boards (or finance committees), is a trustee of the John Jay Foundation and the Putney School, and is an equity investment advisor to MicroVest Capital Management. John lives in Brooklyn with his wife and four daughters.