Nonprofits are finding that collaborating with other organizations can help them better achieve their missions and expand their impact in the communities they serve. While nonprofit mergers sometimes come about due to financial distress or CEO turnover, they can also be a powerful strategic management strategy. Collaborations and mergers have the potential to strengthen organizational effectiveness, improve performance and delivery of services, and increase the efficiency of the nonprofit sector.
The resources below can help you learn more about collaboration and merger models, and explore what the potential may be for your organization.
- Technical Assistance Grants (TAGs) may be used to explore or plan for a variety of collaborations, partnerships, alliances, and mergers.
LaPiana Consulting has developed an array of tools, articles, and research on nonprofit collaboration, mergers and alliances.
Grantspace’s Collaboration Hub serves as a home to vast resources related to collaboration in the social sector.
National Council of Nonprofits produces a range of tools and resources, including in the area of mergers, collaborations, and strategic alliances.
The M Word: A Board Member’s Guide to Mergers by CompassPoint is designed as a practical guide to help nonprofit board members, executives and funders think through a merger.
Merger Toolkit by Mills Oakley Lawyers has been developed to assist organizations in undertaking a merger.
Pro Bono Partnership provides free non-litigation legal services to nonprofits in Connecticut.