Small Business Today, Social Enterprise Tomorrow

Much has been written about mergers and acquisitions within the nonprofit and charitable sectors. Many have explored these mergers’ pros and cons, and there are toolkits to guide leaders who are considering whether to merge their organization with another nonprofit. However, with few exceptions, much less has been written about acquisitions of for-profits by nonprofits and charities. Given recent trends in demography, business turnover, and the movement for more social enterprise, the time is ripe…

For a longer discussion and detailed example of an Okanagan based non-profit buying a for-profit company see the Standford Social Innovation Review article by Lars Boggild and Andrew Greer.


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