White Paper #2

Emerging Nonprofit Partnership Models: Two Alternatives to Traditional Merger

Merger of nonprofit organizations has historically faced several obstacles, including concerns about loss of autonomy and limited understanding of a range of potential partnership alternatives. In this paper we detail two emerging partnership models nonprofits may consider, to promote efficiency, mission impact and financial sustainability: Consolidation with Local Autonomy, and Strategic Alliance of Independent Organizations. We compare the relative merits of these models and contrast both with the Common Merger. 

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