Social Value Blog
Part 1: Interview with John Weiser, The Opportunities Exchange
MergeMinnesota Publication is Now Available On-Line
MergeMinnesota, a how-to book about nonprofit mergers, is now available as a PDF on the MAP for Nonprofits web site.
The Lodestar Foundation announced that they donated their Nonprofit Collaboration Database to the Foundation Center. Now you can go here http://foundationcenter.org/gainknowledge/collaboration/ - to find models of nonprofit joint ventures, MSO's, parent corporations, and mergers.
The Lodestar Foundation has announced the launch of their 2011 Collaboration Prize. This prize recognizes notable nonprofit partnerships and provides $250,000 in prizes, including one, $150,000 prize to the winners. Go here to find out more about the prize: http://www.thecollaborationprize.org/ .
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.
Great new article on nonprofit mergers by David LaPiana in the new issue of Stanford Social Innovation Review, "Merging Wisely." Argues that there are lots of alternatives to mergers, and groups should really check them out.
New Strategic Re-Structuring Training Coming: An expanded four-hour session on nonprofit strategic re-structuring - at the Donors Forum, Tues., Jan. 26th, 8:30 to 12:30. To sign-up go to: https://s07.123signup.com/servlet/SignUp?PG=1532164182300&P=153216400 .
News Round-Up: Merger Stories from around the Nation: Fall 2009
Federal Bailout Spending Creates Re-Structuring Opportunities
Northern Illinois regional planning organization leads the way in restructuring services through the American Recovery act.
My clients the Badger Association of the Blind & Visually Impaired, and the Center for Blind & Visually Impaired Children just voted to merge this week. Congratulations to them both!
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.