Director, Nonprofit Repositioning Fund and partner, SeaChange Capital Partners
Nadya K. Shmavonian is Director of the Nonprofit Repositioning Fund, and a partner at SeaChange Capital Partners. The Repositioning Fund is a pooled fund contributed by philanthropic partners that encourages and supports mergers and other types of formal, long-term strategic alliances and restructuring opportunities among nonprofit organizations in the Greater Philadelphia region. SeaChange Capital is a nonprofit merchant bank based in New York.
Nadya served as president of Public/Private Ventures (P/PV) from 2010–2012, where she presided over the responsible dissolution of the organization. Nadya also has extensive foundation management experience, having served as vice president for strategy at the Rockefeller Foundation, and executive vice president at The Pew Charitable Trusts. Ms. Shmavonian has served on many foundation and nonprofit boards – including CEP – and teaches graduate seminars on nonprofit governance at the School of Social Policy and Practice (SP2) at the University of Pennsylvania. Nadya holds a B.A. from the University of Chicago, and an M.B.A. with a concentration in health care management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She was awarded the Kathleen McDonald Distinguished Alumna Award from Wharton Women in Business in 2011.
Philanthropy has turned to intermediaries for many purposes over the past several decades. And while these arrangements present many advantages, they also pose some challenges. When is it opportune to work through an intermediary agency? When does working with an intermediary no longer make sense? In this session, a panel of leaders representing a diverse range of intermediary providers will explore the reasons that funders engage in the services they offer, examine the challenges associated in working with intermediaries, provide practical advice for donors considering entering into intermediary relationships, and speculate on future trends and opportunities that exist for current/new […]