Nonprofit Mergers: A Bigger Party or a Nightmare?
Lee Herrin has worked in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors throughout his 23 year career. He has served on Boards, often as Board Chair, continuously for the past 25 years. In his time in the not-for-profit world, Lee has been part of seven not-for-profit merger or acquisition attempts, of which three were successful. He has learned how to evaluate potential mergers or acquisitions, and how to open respectful dialogue between organizations about a better future together. He has also learned the points of friction where processes can get stuck even with the best of intentions. Lee is the Director of Coaching and Consulting with Scale Collaborative, a Victoria, BC organization striving to create a thriving, connected, and financially resilient social change sector on Vancouver Island and beyond.