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Nonprofit Consolidations Since the Great Recession

Ten years ago I published a book, Nonprofit Turnaround, A Guide for Nonprofit Leaders, Consultants and Funders. The book was published in the middle of the Great Recession: the marked economic decline that occurred between 2007–2009.  Over the course of 20+ workshops and presentations from my book tour across the US over the following year, one macro-economic theme emerged at every event; namely, that economic conditions  e.g., government and philanthropic funding levels for nonprofits — were unlikely to ever return to pre-recession levels.

Fast forward to 2020: the emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our experience facilitating 26 nonprofit partnerships and mergers since the Great Recession provides important lessons to help guide nonprofits facing issues of viability post-COVID.

Read our article on Medium.