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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.

Submitted by Jean Butzen on November 9, 2010 - 02:57

If you've read any of my blogs about the Early Childhood Education Shared Services Alliances, you may want to participate in a webinar to learn more about them on Dec. 2nd. The webinar presenters are Louise Stoney and Libbie Poppick from the Opportunities Exchange. Go here to register: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/409553491 .

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.

Submitted by Jean Butzen on May 11, 2010 - 06:31

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!

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.

Submitted by Jean Butzen on February 23, 2010 - 08:42

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.

News Round-Up: Merger Stories from around the Nation: Fall 2009

Submitted by Jean Butzen on November 28, 2009 - 02:57

News Round-Up: Merger Stories from around the Nation: Fall 2009

Here are the stories on nonprofit mergers that made it into my Google in-box over the fall. I don't include stories about hospital mergers, (almost) no blog postings, and no links to marketing materials. I look for journalistic sources.

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