The Nonprofit Mergers Workbook Part II Unifying the Organization after a Merger
Deciding to merge is only the first step in a long process. All too many organizations successfully negotiate their merger agreement, but fail to realize the full benefits of the partnership. Having focused on the execution of the merger, organizations overlook the critical need to put energy and focus into the post-merger integration.
La Piana Associates’ latest book — The Nonprofit Mergers Workbook, Part II: Unifying the Organization after a Merger — can help take you the rest of the way clearly, manageably, and planfully. Using a practical, hands-on approach, supplemented by numerous examples from La Piana Associates' research and experience, the Workbook Part II addresses how to effectively integrate organizations that have merged.
Written for the nonprofit leader, this book helps organizations create a comprehensive plan to achieve integration — bringing together people, programs, processes, and systems from two (or more) organizations into a single, unified whole. It addresses large strategic issues, as well as small practical ones — providing a roadmap to successful post-merger integration.
Included with the book is a free CD-ROM which provides a detailed template for an integration plan, as well as sample integration plans, worksheets, checklists, tips and quotes from leaders of merged organizations, all of which will help organizations in implementing their own merger integration process.
The specific topics covered in the Workbook Part 2 are as follows:
Section I: Going the Distance
Provides a broad view of integration, its challenges, and how to meet them. Topics include:
Section II: Creating an Integration Plan
Takes you step-by-step through each facet of this essential process. You'll learn about: