Seeking Shared Success: Business Model Innovation through Mergers, Affiliations, and Alliances

Publication date: 
January, 2012

Do you want to know how a new structure can help your community foundation on the path to sustainable growth? Are you curious about the structural options available to help your foundation leverage expertise, promote philanthropy, and amplify community leadership and program strategy?

Learn how alliances, affiliations, and mergers represent a path to enhanced sustainability and greater impact for community foundations. Hear perspectives from community foundation leaders, access tools for considering a new structure, and read case studies from six community foundations.

Seeking Shared Success: Business Model Innovation through Mergers, Affiliations, and Alliances, authored by Rebecca Graves and Hollie Marston, is a partnership between the Council on Foundations’ Community Foundations Leadership Team and CF Insights. Included in the report is a Discussion and Self-Assessment Tool to help you clarify whether a new structure will meet your needs.The purpose of this report from CF Insights is to provide guidance to those interested in examining the potential for shared success through mergers, affiliations, and alliances.

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