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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.

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.

Submitted by Jean Butzen on November 19, 2009 - 13:22

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

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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