2014 was the year of mergers and acquisitions,  and 2015 appears to be following suit. We have shared a few of those M&As, always emphasizing that collaboration almost always results in better anything – products, results, and even people. But in the world of non-profits, how do mergers prove to be beneficial? This interesting topic came from The Scholarly Kitchen in their article, “Birds Do It, Bees Do It.”

It’s difficult to imagine a scenario in which non-profits could be for sale. It would have to be in a different kind of economy, an economy that rewards people and organizations that pursue their own interests and migrate toward structures and practices that further their ends. And last but not least, it would need to be an economy that includes the constant quest for open access.

What is more collaborative than open access? Having a strategy that focuses on the problems people want to solve or the capabilities they want to support, and allowing experimental approaches can result in dynamic results.

Melody K. Smith

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