Mergers & Partnerships

Field-defining insight that sets you up for successful nonprofit mergers and partnerships.

We have guided hundreds of mergers and partnerships to success, bringing out the best in organizations that hope to join forces. Drawing on the parties’ strengths and assets, we adapt our proven approach to your specific needs. Our process gets you to a decision quickly but not hastily. We then help guide that decision to sound execution and post-deal integration.


Considering a merger, alliance, or some other form of collaboration?

If you are thinking that your mission will be stronger working in partnership with another organization; our Merger & Alliance Toolkit provides practical information and concrete guidance to help you move forward.


Learn from acknowledged leaders in social sector collaborations.

We authored two breakthrough handbooks that have become the industry standard guiding CEOs and board members, step by step, through successful mergers and other strategic partnerships in the nonprofit sector.

The Nonprofit Mergers Workbook Part I: The Leader's Guide to Considering, Negotiating, and Executing a Merger

The definitive guide to nonprofit mergers helps you navigate the complex maze of decisions before, during, and after your merger.


The Nonprofit Mergers Workbook Part II: Unifying the Organization after a Merger

This illuminating follow-up guide provides practical tools to weather the changes brought by a merger and come out the other side with a strengthened plan to achieve your mission.

Client Spotlight


Discover how La Piana Consulting guided the successful merger of two leading racial justice organizations, Race Forward and Center for Social Inclusion (CSI). Our team collaborated closely with both organizations to establish a unique shared value proposition, assess programmatic priorities, and restructure the merged entity’s governing board.

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