Nonprofit Mergers and Alliances
Overcome complex problems by collaborating with a range of partners, either within or outside your subsector. Coordinated action, joint advocacy, collaborative learning, or an expanded network are all powerful means of strengthening your organization’s work. We help you structure formal or informal collaborations with complementary organizations.
Formal alliances can accelerate success. Targeted alliances can enhance programming, streamline administration, or boost revenue generation, while more comprehensive alliances can improve overall results. Alliances take many forms, including administrative consolidation, fiscal sponsorship, joint programming, joint earned income ventures, peer networking affinity groups, coalitions, consortia, associations, and more. We help you and your partners design and implement the ideal structure to increase your impact.
Sometimes nonprofits can achieve best results by instituting sweeping structural changes or creating an entirely new entity. Periods of transition can be tricky, especially for organizations that are strapped for time and/or resources. Our team of consultants leads the social sector in strategic nonprofit restructuring that increases organizational stability and effectiveness. We provide expert, unbiased guidance and strategies for joint venture corporations (including MSOs), parent-subsidiary structures, nonprofit mergers, or acquisitions.
Considering a merger, alliance, or some other form of collaboration?
If you are thinking that your mission will be stronger, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, 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 nonprofit mergers and alliances.
The Nonprofit Mergers Workbook Part I: The Leader's Guide to Considering, Negotiating, and Executing a Merger
The Nonprofit Mergers Workbook Part II: Unifying the Organization after a Merger
This illuminating follow up 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.
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.Read full case study >>