Association and Nonprofit Mergers and Strategic Alliances:
Risks, Rewards, Strategies & Best Practices

Webinar • Wednesday, April 19, 2017


In the struggle to meet growing member needs often with diminishing funds, nonprofit leaders and association board members are increasingly exploring possible mergers or alliances with other groups.

Could a merger or alliance help your organization improve services, increase funding, acquire new program expertise or expand its reach? The answers rarely come without the costs for of consultants, attorneys, accountants, and HR and association experts.

Now there’s a webinar that helps reduce these costs for you. Join us to explore the risks and rewards of forging your own alliances.

This 90-minute webinar brings together a comprehensive view of how M&As are being used by your peers, how to evaluate potential risks and rewards, and the steps involved in seeing your organization through every phase of the process.

With direct access to top association merger and strategic alliance experts, you'll come away from this session ready to consider whether a merger or alliance is to your benefit.

Register today to benefit from expert guidance on every aspect of alliance-building, including how to:

• Anticipate the financial costs involved in mergers and acquisitions

• Navigate the process: how to begin, what to do next, and what to do (and avoid) every step of the way

• Deal with the legal and political ramifications of a merger or alliance

• Satisfy governance and managerial concerns

• Manage the major structural changes that could result from a merger or alliance

• Guide your members and handle HR issues throughout the process

• Maintain effective communications with members and leaders.

Bottom line: the modest cost of this single webinar can save you thousands of dollars in initial consultations with M&A attorneys, accountants and consultants.

Meet Your Training Team
David Kushner, CAE, is CEO of The Kushner Companies.. He has more than 35 years of leadership involvement in organizations’ governance, education, philanthropy, meetings and membership activities. He has served as a CEO for 20 years, leading national and international trade, professional and medical associations. He is also a member of the American Society of Association Executives, and is a highly regarded expert in mergers and acquisitions, having participated in a number of alliance efforts.

Eileen Johnson, Esq., is a partner at Whiteford, Taylor and Preston and has over 25 years of experience advising nonprofit organizations and associations on a wide variety of legal issues, including corporate governance applicable to nonprofits, amending bylaws, mergers and consolidations and best practices. She has been Director of the Association Foundation Group, the Program Chair for the Association of Corporate Counsel, and was listed as part of Washington’s Legal Elite in Washington Smart CEO magazine.

Who Will Benefit
This session offers practical guidance on mergers and acquisitions of particular value to:

• Chief Financial Officers and other financial management executives

• CEOs and Executive Directors

• Office Managers

• Board Members for charities or Associations

• Accountants hired by Associations or nonprofits

• Association General or Legal Counsel

Order now and let Association and Nonprofit Mergers and Strategic Alliances give you a “one-stop” education plus a head start in using what you learn to strengthen your organization and expand its reach.

CAE Credits: All live webinar attendees are eligible for 1.5 CAE credit hours. Association TRENDS is a CAE Approved Provider. Our programs meet the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. We will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit

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