Nonprofit M&A Trends: Mergers and Alliances

July 24, 2010 at 9:33 am Leave a comment

With financial pressures mounting and funders looking closely at how best to leverage their own reduced resources, many nonprofits have begun to explore M&A opportunities–where “M&A” stands for “mergers and alliances” rather than “mergers and acquisitions.” […] A recent survey by the Nonprofit Finance Fund found that 17 percent of nonprofit respondents would currently like help with merger feasibility analysis. It also found that 42 percent had recently collaborated with another organization to provide programs or planned to do so this year […] Successful mergers and alliances can strengthen the organizations involved in a variety of ways [including:] Greater impact […] New funding options […] Economies of scale […] Expanded reach .[…] Despite .[…]potential benefits, nonprofits mergers and alliances face.[…] unique and sometimes prohibitive difficulties [including:] .[…] Insufficient funding […] to support a restructuring process […] Cost-cutting expectations […] Desperate motives […] Lack of leadership .[…] [and] Insufficient knowledge. Read more here.

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