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Doing Nonprofit Mergers Right

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Host Sarah Todd talks with three nonprofit sector leaders about when nonprofits should consider a merger as a strategic option for continued community service, and how to succeed at this often challenging process.

MAP for Nonprofits executive director Judy Alnes tells about the firm's extraordinary experience leading 80-plus Twin Cities nonprofits through a realignment process when services duplication, financial pressures and other needs demanded a change. MAP has developed a well tested "realignment process" used to help nonprofits succeed at merging. Ed Stracke from Camps of Courage and Friendship talks about his organization's own experience of merging with another nonprofit.

Sarah also talks with the Amherst Wilder Foundation  researcher Laura Martell Kelly about Wilder Research's analysis of the processes of 41 nonprofit mergers and the merger success factors identified. Their report in conjunction with MAP, Success Factors in Nonprofit Mergers, is a great resource for nonprofits looking at strategies for continued community service in the challenging times nonprofits are facing.

 

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