2017 Collaboration Prize

Applications for the 2017 Collaboration Prize, a national competition that recognizes and celebrates nonprofit organizations that collaborate effectively to create greater impact, open on Monday, October 3, and close at the end of Wednesday, November 16. The Collaboration Prize is a a project of The Lodestar Foundation whose mission to maximize the leverage...

Joining Forces in the Back Office – Lodestar Foundation Resources

Sharing Administrative Services, Part IV: Joining Forces in the Back Office – Lodestar Foundation Resources The Lodestar Foundation’s mission is to maximize the growth and impact of philanthropy by encouraging philanthropy, public service and volunteerism; and by supporting long-term collaborations among nonprofits working in the same area in order...

Joining Forces in the Back Office – Administrative Collaboration and Consolidation

Sharing Administrative Services, Part II: Joining Forces in the Back Office – Administrative Collaboration and Consolidation On June 3, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy presented the webinar, “Joining Forces in the Back Office: How Collaboration Can Help Your Organization,” moderated by Nicole Wallace, Senior Writer at The Chronicle of...

Mergers and Due Diligence

While the idea of a merger can seem like a promising avenue for increased efficiency, increased fundraising, and the like, merging is a multi-step process with important legal implications. As Jerald A. Jacobs explains in his article, "All About Mergers of Nonprofit Organizations," every organization should consider the mechanics...