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This book is a clear, practical, step-by-step guide to the merger process--from preliminary considerations to actual implementation for nonprofit organizations. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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If you're looking for a straightforward, authoritative—and reader-friendly—guide to mergers and alliances in the nonprofit world, Nonprofit Mergers and Alliances, Second Edition covers everything you need to know. From the context for nonprofit mergers and the forces that shape their use, to why failure to merge can be disastrous for everyone—nonprofit merger expert and author Thomas McLaughlin guides you and your board members smoothly through the merger process.

Well-rounded and up to date, the Second Edition includes real-world examples and case studies, as well as clear, practical, step-by-step insight on:

  • Why you should consider a merger or alliance before it's necessary

  • The C.O.R.E. model, a merger/alliance analysis framework

  • Why it's in your nonprofit's best interest to collaborate

  • Nuts-and-bolts advice on partner selection

  • Step-by-step guidance through merger and alliance processes

Filled with easy-to-use checklists and analytical tables, Nonprofit Mergers and Alliances, Second Edition helps you monitor the entire merger and alliance process, make the right decisions, anticipate problems, and find solutions quickly to ensure the successful continuation of your organization's mission in the immediate future as well as for years to come.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 2 edition (June 8, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470601639
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470601631
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.1 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #904,486 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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McLaughlin does a painstaking job of providing an indepth analysis of mergers and strategic allainces in america's nonprofit sector. Highly recommended for scholars and students of nonprofit sector. An insighful work!
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I rented this book from Amazon last semester. Cheaper than purchasing and easy to send back at the end of rental period. Pleased with the experience
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My organization is considering a merger as one option and I found this book quite helpful in providing a significant number of examples of how other organizations have approached mergers in the nonprofit sector. It's obviously quite different from corporate mergers where shares and ownership are involved. His discussion about clear purpose and vision is quite good and he also notes that often mergers occur between organizations that initially have different visions and missions, but can find synergies elsewhere by joining forces. It led me to consider different possibilities for our situation.

He does a good job of defining the importance of planning and how organizations should have clear understandings in advance of how they strategically benefit from merging. Due diligence is covered well as is the importance of establishing strong relationships between the executives of the partnering organizations. He also addresses board and funder involvement, noting that it is not unusual to have dissent, particularly at the board level. Finally, he discusses how organizations can handle different financial scenarios to increase the likelihood for merger success.

I was able to develop a detailed approach for my board on what to expect and how they should analyze potential partners and situations using the insights and examples he provides. It was the best resource I found on nonprofit mergers.
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It's been a handy reference.
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