Shared Services between Two Minnesota CAAs

Shared Services between Two Minnesota CAAs

This case study presents an example of a collaboration between two nonprofit Community Action Agencies to share administrative services, which has since grown to include shared program staff. The case study is based on CAPLAW’s interviews with Paul Carlson and...
Shared Services between Two Minnesota CAAs

Merger between an Arizona CAA and Non-CAA

This case study presents an example of a parent-subsidiary merger between a small, non-profit CAA facing significant financial challenges and a larger, more financially robust non-profit organization providing overlapping social services in the same service area. The...
Joining Forces: Evaluating Merger Opportunities

Joining Forces: Evaluating Merger Opportunities

Now more than ever, CAAs are thinking about innovative ways to maximize their impact while conserving resources. One method for doing so is a merger with another CAA or nonprofit organization. CAPLAW recently issued a new merger decision-making tool that helps CAA...
Combining Forces: A Merger Manual for CAAs

Combining Forces: A Merger Manual for CAAs

Now more than ever, CAAs are exploring mergers as a strategy to improve their sustainability and enhance their efficiency and effectiveness. This new tool and the accompanying webinar can help CAA leaders understand the risks and benefits associated with merging,...
Sample Due Diligence Checklist

Sample Due Diligence Checklist

Once a Community Action Agency (CAA) has determined that it is interested in pursuing a merger, asset acquisition, shared services, or other affiliation arrangement with another organization, it is time to do the hard work of conducting a due diligence review of that...