What You Need to Know About Nonprofit Mergers


Since the 2008 recession, the nonprofit and grantmaking communities have steadily paid increasing attention to mergers. The total pool of grantmaking dollars available to support nonprofit mergers has grown, albeit modestly. And more nonprofits have considered merger as a part of their strategy to increase and sustain their impact in the community. Yet, as recent research suggests, the actual rate of successful completion for mergers continues to remain relatively static.

Join us and NCG for a panel discussion exploring an example of a successful merger between two local nonprofits—East Bay Asian Youth Center and Oakland Asian Students Educational Services—and how three funders—The San Francisco Foundation, Asian Pacific Fund, and SeaChange-Lodestar Fund for Nonprofit Collaborations—supported these two long-respected neighborhood institutions to position themselves to serve Oakland youth in ways that they could not have separately. Attendees will receive a copy of the Chinese American Community Foundation’s recently published case study on the EBAYC/OASES merger.

Join us to:
Discover what makes a nonprofit merger successful;
Hear what funders look for when considering to support a proposed merger; and
Learn different ways to support a proposed merger, beyond direct grantmaking.

Panelists include:

David Kakishiba, Executive Director, East Bay Asian Youth Center (EBAYC)
Lois Savage, President, The Lodestar Foundation
Lisa Villarreal, Program Officer for Education, The San Francisco Foundation
Audrey Yamamoto is the President & Executive Director of the Asian Pacific Fund

Moderated by: Christen Lee, Advisor, Kordant Philanthropy Advisors

Learn more and register here.