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Crain's Chicago Business: Nonprofit Mergers - Not Happening That Much

Submitted by Jean Butzen on August 25, 2009 - 05:57

Crain's Chicago Business: Nonprofit Mergers - Not Happening That Much

The topic of nonprofit mergers, and whether or not they are happening to the degree they have predicted in the sector, was discussed in an article in Crain's Chicago Business in the Aug. 24th issue. Yours truly weighed in saying "not so much," which is what it feels like.

How to Legally Dissolve a Nonprofit

Submitted by Jean Butzen on August 20, 2009 - 10:40

How to Legally Dissolve a Nonprofit

Occasionally I get a phone call from people wondering what the process is for shutting down a nonprofit. Believe it or not, there are forms you need to fill out with the IRS and your state to dissolve a nonprofit organization. I recently ran across a great blog posting by by someone named Don Griesman, who wrote a detailed explanation about what you have to do when ending the operations of a nonprofit organization or foundation in all the various situations: mergers, transferring assets, or simply shutting the door.

"Round-Up of the Week's News on Nonprofit Collaborations"

Submitted by Jean Butzen on July 21, 2009 - 10:47

"Round-Up of the Week's News on Nonprofit Collaborations"

At the suggestion of a fellow blogger and friend, Celeste Wroblewski at studio 501c, I am going to add a new feature to my site: a news round-up. Every day google alert sends me news stories about nonprofit mergers, partnerships, and all things related to nonprofit strategic re-structuring. I have far more material than I have the space (or time) to write about.

Learning from the Nonprofit Merger Trail Blazers: An Interview with Debbie Hinde, CEO of Vital Bridges

Submitted by Jean Butzen on July 14, 2009 - 08:15

Learning from the Nonprofit Merger Trail Blazers: An Interview with Debbie Hinde, CEO of Vital Bridges

As I introduce people to the concept of nonprofit mergers and collaborations, it's hard to remember that for some people, these concepts have been around a long time. Take Debbie Hinde and Vital Bridges in Chicago, Illinois, for example.

Poem for the First Friday of the Month

Submitted by Jean Butzen on June 4, 2009 - 16:44

Poem for the First Friday of the Month

The Journeyby Mary Oliver One day you finally knewwhat you had to do, and began, though the voices around youkept shoutingtheir bad advice --though the whole housebegan to trembleand you felt the old tugat your ankles."Mend my life!"each voice cried.But you didn't stop.You knew what you had to do,though the wind pried with its stiff fingersat the very foundations,though their melancholywas terrible.It was already lateenough, and a wild night,and the road full of fallenbranches and

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Chicago Tribune Article on Nonprofit Mergers - Minding Your Business: Rivals Become Collaborators to Help Clients, Save Money

Submitted by Jean Butzen on April 21, 2009 - 03:43

Chicago Tribune Article on Nonprofit Mergers - Minding Your Business: Rivals Become Collaborators to Help Clients, Save Money

The Tribune wrote a piece in the business section yesterday about some local activity about nonprofit mergers and partnerships. In case you missed it, you can go here to link to the article.  The piece mentions BOC, the Back Office Collaborative, and the Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County. Oh, and also I get a few quotes in, as well.

An Inspiration to the Nonprofit Sector: The JCC and YMCA of Greater Toledo Area, Collaboration Prize Co-Winners!

Submitted by Jean Butzen on April 9, 2009 - 05:16

An Inspiration to the Nonprofit Sector: The JCC and YMCA of Greater Toledo Area, Collaboration Prize Co-Winners!

On March 5th, the winners of The Collaboration Prize - the national competition with a cash award of $250,000 for the best nonprofit collaboration in the U.S.

Winner of Collaboration Prize Announced: It's a Tie!

Submitted by Jean Butzen on March 6, 2009 - 06:25

Winner of Collaboration Prize Announced: It's a Tie!

Somehow it seems appropriate that the nation's first nonprofit collaboration prize would result in a tie with the two finalists sharing the $250,000 cash prize. The Lodestar Foundation and the AIM Alliance announced yesterday that they had chosen both the YMCA and JCC of Greater Toledo, and the Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas as co-winners of the first-ever national nonprofit collaboration prize.

Bridgespan Study Pronounces Nonprofit M&A a Strategic Tool for the Sector

Submitted by Jean Butzen on February 26, 2009 - 16:15

Bridgespan Study Pronounces Nonprofit M&A a Strategic Tool for the Sector

The latest, most interesting study on the impact of nonprofit mergers was just published today, Feb. 26, 2009 by The Bridgespan Group, entitled, Nonprofit M&A: More Than A Tool for Tough Times.

Chicago Panel on Strategic Re-Structuring Aims to Take the Stigma out of Consolidations

Submitted by Jean Butzen on February 17, 2009 - 15:39

Chicago Panel on Strategic Re-Structuring Aims to Take the Stigma out of Consolidations

"Straight talk about nonprofit partnerships, mergers,and other types of strategic re-structuring" is what the ground-breaking panel discussion in Chicago promises on Feb. 27th, 9:30 to 11:30a.m at Roosevelt University. Go here to get all the information.

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