Forging Nonprofit Alliances: A Comprehensive Guide to Enhancing Your Mission Through Joint Ventures & Partnerships, Management Service Organizations, Parent Corporations, and Mergers / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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This insightful guide shows how by joining forces, nonprofits canuse consolidation as a strategic tool to enhance, rather thanundermine mission. As nonprofits find ways to increaseeffectiveness in services and fundraising and face the growingcompetition for limited resources, they can focus on their realgoal-serving their constituents.Arsenault explores the various options for consolidation-includingjoint ventures and partnerships, management service organizations,parent corporations, and mergers. She also details the negotiationprocess and demonstrates how to design and frame the consolidationprocess in a positive and constructive way for staff, donors, andconstituents. Written for nonprofit managers and boards, ForgingNonprofit Alliances determines which options are right for anorganization and clearly defines the roles and responsibilities ofall members of nonprofit board and staff in planning andimplementing an alliance.
About the Author
JANE ARSENAULT has served as a management consultant for nonprofit organizations and organizations that fund nonprofits for the last eighteen years. She has concentrated her practice in five key areas: collaboration and mergers, strategic planning and market analysis, program evaluation, governance, and conflict management. She began her career in nonprofit consulting as the founder of MAP of the United Way of Southeastern New England and recently served as executive director of The Support Center of Rhode Island.
Table of Contents
WHEN MISSION MATTERS MOST.Discovering Strategic Opportunities.Preparing for Organizational Change.UNDERSTANDING ALLIANCE OPTIONS.Joint Ventures and Partnerships.Management Service Organizations.Parent Corporations.Mergers.NEGOTIATING AND IMPLEMENTING AGREEMENTS.Conducting Exploratory Negotiations with Possible Partners.Negotiating a Formal Agreement.Designing the New Governance Structure.Integrating Corporate Cultures.Finalizing Definitive Agreements and Planning the Transition.Resources.A. The MacMillan Matrix.B. Outline for a Request for Proposals: Partner Search.C. Worksheet for Constructing a Response Policy.D. Sample Letter of Intent.E. Focus Group Questions.