Mergers among nonprofits are common enough that few of us are more than one degree of separation away from one. Yet the mythology of mergers runs deep and wide. Familiar as it is, “the M-word” still provokes visceral emotional reactions.
A newly formed national nonprofit, Grounded Solutions Network is the result of a merger between the National Community Land Trust Network and Cornerstone Partnership. Grounded Solutions Network ensuresthat communities across the U.S. are inclusive across all income levels for generations to come.What made the merger process so successful? Learn more...
Join fall workshops and conference presentations in Washington, Oregon and California! From Strategic Partnerships to Nonprofit Success Factors, PIMG offers a variety of workshops for nonprofit executives and board leaders.
Working together may generally be effective for nonprofits, but it's not the best approach in all cases. Collaboration and partnership are means to ends, not ends in themselves. The generalization is just a starting point, and key is to do some critical thinking, and be sure any partnership is set up for success.
Partnerships are all about trust. But building trust isn't as easy as it sounds. One organization sets an example by playing the long game with its supporters--foregoing short-term benefits in favor of deep relationships that will bring long-term benefits to all parties.