The reason that nonprofit mergers continue to lag sector growth isn't that they don't make sense. Quite the contrary. Nonprofit mergers and acquisitions are often an effective way to deliver more and better services at lower cost.
Who is responsible to ensure that nonprofits operate most efficiently? While the great majority of people in the nonprofit world are good people, this doesn't necessarily mean that the financial system is functioning most effectively.
It's time for nonprofits to consider mergers to bolster services, consolidate costs and achieve better economies of scale. When we stand together, our votes are essential, our role in the economy unquestionable and our agenda unstoppable.