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Merger Client Announces New Identity

Submitted by Jean Butzen on October 28, 2011 - 06:00

Merger Client Announces New Identity

My client, the Badger Asn. of the Blind & Visually Impaired, of Milwaukee, WI., which merged in 2009 with the Center for Blind & Visually Impaired Children, is launching their new identity today: they are now known as Vision Forward Association. Congratulations! http://www.badgerassoc.org/whatsnew/launch-party-open-house/ .

Announcing a New Consolidation

Submitted by Jean Butzen on October 7, 2011 - 09:49

Announcing a New Consolidation

Mission + Strategy would like to announce the consolidation of The Emergency Fund and The Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness, effective Oct. 1, 2011. This unique strategic partnership brings together the two largest systems-level nonprofits addressing homelessness in Chicago.

A New Merger: Changing Worlds and the Shanti Foundation for Peace

Submitted by Jean Butzen on September 30, 2011 - 10:32

A New Merger: Changing Worlds and the Shanti Foundation for Peace

I'd like to announce a merger of Changing Worlds and the Shanti Foundation for Peace, completed with the assistance of Mission + Strategy's consultant Cinda Rierson, among many others. Congratulations to the Executive Directors Mark Rodriguez and Indira Johnson for a job well-done!

A New Source for Funding Nonprofit Mergers and Integrations

Submitted by Jean Butzen on September 20, 2011 - 14:15

A New Source for Funding Nonprofit Mergers and Integrations

It isn't often that a funder calls me up to introduce himself, but that's what John MacIntosh of Sea Change Capital Partners did when he heard that I was active in nonprofit collaborations in the Midwest. John wanted to learn what I was up to and make sure I knew about a unique philanthropic fund dedicated to enabling nonprofit collaborations. The Sea Change-Lodestar Fund for Nonprofit Collaboration is itself a collaboration between the Lodestar Foundation and Sea Change Capital Partners.

Back Office Integrations - The Merage Foundation Early Learning Ventures Alliance Model

Submitted by Jean Butzen on January 17, 2011 - 07:31

Back Office Integrations - The Merage Foundation Early Learning Ventures Alliance Model

This is my third posting in a series on shared services alliances in the nonprofit sector. Aside from mergers, there is a wide variety of partial integration models that are extremely creative and productive that nonprofits can use. One of these models is called "shared services alliances."

I Gain and You Gain - The Emergence of "Smart Power" Strategies in the Nonprofit Sector

Submitted by Jean Butzen on November 23, 2010 - 07:39

I Gain and You Gain - The Emergence of "Smart Power" Strategies in the Nonprofit Sector

A discussion of Joseph Nye's theory of smart power, applied to the nonprofit sector through mergers, alliances, and partnerships.

Part 2: Preserving Small Community-Based Nonprofits Through Shared Service Alliances: The Children's Home, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Submitted by Jean Butzen on August 3, 2010 - 05:06

Part 2: Preserving Small Community-Based Nonprofits Through Shared Service Alliances: The Children's Home, Chattanooga, Tennessee

This is my second posting on a series I am writing on nonprofit back-office integrations, or what these organizations refer to as Shared Services  Alliances.

Part 1: Interview with John Weiser, The Opportunities Exchange

Submitted by Jean Butzen on June 24, 2010 - 11:32

Part 1: Interview with John Weiser, The Opportunities Exchange

There has been so much discussion about the push to merge nonprofits that I thought it would be good to shift the focus to another form of strategic integration: Shared Service Alliances, or what some people refer to as management service organizations.

Strategic Re-Structuring is More Than Mergers!

Submitted by Jean Butzen on February 24, 2010 - 07:49

Strategic Re-Structuring is More Than Mergers!

Nonprofit strategic re-structuring is more than mergers and stakeholders in the sector need to learn to distinguish between mergers and other forms of partial and full integrations in order to keep nonprofits interested in these types of strategies.

Federal Bailout Spending Creates Re-Structuring Opportunities

Submitted by Jean Butzen on November 19, 2009 - 14:07

Federal Bailout Spending Creates Re-Structuring Opportunities

Northern Illinois regional planning organization leads the way in restructuring services through the American Recovery act.

Nonprofit Mergers: New Donor Quality Metric? No. Carolina Story May Indicate So

Submitted by Jean Butzen on September 28, 2009 - 16:20

Nonprofit Mergers: New Donor Quality Metric? No. Carolina Story May Indicate So

A very interesting story popped up in my Google search engine dated Sept. 28, 2009 from the Charlotte Observer. A county commission of very prestigious government and foundation institutions including the United Way of Central Carolinas and the Foundation for the Carolinas, have formed to identify strategies for addressing the funding losses for the  Charlotte-Mecklenberg community.

News Round-Up on Nonprofit Strategic Re-Structuring from Summer 2009

Submitted by Jean Butzen on September 15, 2009 - 16:35

News Round-Up on Nonprofit Strategic Re-Structuring from Summer 2009

Here are the news and other stories about nonprofit collaborations, mostly mergers, that I pulled off the Internet from all over the country. Merging Administrative Functions, posted on the site: Butts in the Seats, Musings on Practical Solutions for Arts Organizations, July 21, 2009. The posting links four separate articles written by the Nonprofit Law Blog related to back office collaborations.

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