There are a variety of factors that can drive a strategic partnership; a desire to expand upon the current mission or geographic footprint to meet a growing need or solve a community issue, the need to merge missions due to duplication or scarcity of resources, or the need to merge out of financial necessity. This workshop is ideal for Executive Director and board members who want to explore these options in a confidential environment.

Learning Objectives:
• Identify the talent needed to move strategic partnerships forward
• Learn what information you will need to “assess” potential partners
• Learn how to engage in exploratory and confidential conversations with potential partners

About Your Instructors:
Michelle Turman, MA, CFRE is the CEO of Catalyst Consulting Services whose mission is to facilitate positive change in the areas of executive searches, organizational management, and fundraising. With over twenty-four years of nonprofit experience, Michelle established Catalyst Consulting Services and has been responsible for increasing the impact and best practices of nonprofit organizations she serves and has raised over $75 million for the Tampa Bay community through her professional and personal philanthropic efforts. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive and specializes in professional education in the areas of change management, capital campaigns, volunteer management, board governance, and fund development. Visit to learn more.

Ron Christaldi is a business lawyer with experience in both transactions and litigation in the Tampa, Florida office of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, and President/CEO of the Shumaker Advisors Florida governmental affairs. Mr. Christaldi is a Board Certified Health Lawyer and is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He has been named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Florida by Florida Super Lawyers®. Mr. Christaldi has also been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America® Award for professional accomplishments and community service.