Merger Client Announces New Identity

Submitted by Jean Butzen on October 28, 2011 - 06:00

Merger Client Announces New Identity

My client, the Badger Asn. of the Blind & Visually Impaired, of Milwaukee, WI., which merged in 2009 with the Center for Blind & Visually Impaired Children, is launching their new identity today: they are now known as Vision Forward Association. Congratulations! http://www.badgerassoc.org/whatsnew/launch-party-open-house/ .

A New Source for Funding Nonprofit Mergers and Integrations

Submitted by Jean Butzen on September 20, 2011 - 14:15

A New Source for Funding Nonprofit Mergers and Integrations

It isn't often that a funder calls me up to introduce himself, but that's what John MacIntosh of Sea Change Capital Partners did when he heard that I was active in nonprofit collaborations in the Midwest. John wanted to learn what I was up to and make sure I knew about a unique philanthropic fund dedicated to enabling nonprofit collaborations. The Sea Change-Lodestar Fund for Nonprofit Collaboration is itself a collaboration between the Lodestar Foundation and Sea Change Capital Partners.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hawaiian Nonprofits Say 'Aloha' to Merger, in their Own Distinctive Way

Submitted by Jean Butzen on August 8, 2008 - 08:01

Hawaiian Nonprofits Say 'Aloha' to Merger, in their Own Distinctive Way

 I am a strategic re-structuring consultant and I love to collect stories about nonprofit mergers and partnerships. Daily I find cases in my in-box from all over the country, and most are so run-of-the-mill that they are not distinctive enough to write about in my blog, but today I have one that is.

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