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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.

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.

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