Snapshots: Nonprofits Mergers Panel ‘The Good, The Bad & The Ugly’

| November 13, 2012

Panelists stressed that prior to merging organizations, company cultures need to be evaluated beforehand not only at the board level, but also at the client service level. Knowing each other’s culture prevents inaccurate assumptions: “Be straightforward: if it’s a merger, call it a merger. If it’s an acquisition, call it an acquisition.”

Nonprofit Leadership panel at Webster University

Panelists shared how nonprofit mergers affect organizations internally and clients individually.

Webster associate professor of Nonprofit Leadership, Barrett Baebler, served as panel moderator for “Nonprofits Mergers: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly” Nov. 12.

The panel addressed a packed classroom in the East Academic Building and was sponsored by the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology’s MA in Nonprofit Leadership.

In addition to Baebler, panelists included Flint Fowler, president, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis; Sarah Buek, quality coordinator, Epworth Children and Family Services; Wendy Sullivan, chief executive officer, Lifeskills – Touchpoint Autism Services; and Kevin Drollinger, executive director, Epworth Children and Family Services.

Left to right: Fowler, Baebler, Buek, Sullivan, Drollinger

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