Helping Board Members Read the Signs for a Nonprofit Merger

Submitted by Jean Butzen on June 5, 2014 - 13:28

Helping Board Members Read the Signs for a Nonprofit Merger

In this age of tremendous change and economic uncertainty, I am often asked by board members if they should consider a merger strategy for their nonprofit organization. Board members who work in the for-profit sector are familiar with the signs leading up to a merger in their own business arena, but not necessarily for the nonprofit sector. Have you seen these signs?

Nonprofit Merger Secrets to Success

Submitted by Jean Butzen on September 18, 2012 - 05:08

Nonprofit Merger Secrets to Success

A review by Jean Butzen, Mission + Strategy Consulting, of a study completed in July 2012 analyzing best practices for nonprofit mergers, completed by Wilder Research and published by MAP for Nonprofits. Research examined 41 nonprofit mergers completed between 1999 and 2010.

Back Office Integrations - The Merage Foundation Early Learning Ventures Alliance Model

Submitted by Jean Butzen on January 17, 2011 - 07:31

Back Office Integrations - The Merage Foundation Early Learning Ventures Alliance Model

This is my third posting in a series on shared services alliances in the nonprofit sector. Aside from mergers, there is a wide variety of partial integration models that are extremely creative and productive that nonprofits can use. One of these models is called "shared services alliances."

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.

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 theĀ  Charlotte-Mecklenberg community.