If you are working with a nonprofit organization that a) cares about its mission, b) has any competition, and c) needs to increase fundraising volunteer recruitment, donor base, or public visibility, you should be thinking about merger. Mergers produce the capital and capacity for inventiveness. Mergers take competition through cooperation to co-operation - a nonprofit corporate structure that competes better just because of the way it is organized. This book guides you and your organization through the process of merging and makes starting any merger smoother and easier. More importantly, this book helps you recognize how a merger can improve results on your mission.