Arc Greater Twin Cities

Please note that all data below was derived from the collaboration's nomination for the Collaboration Prize. None of the submitted data were independently verified for accuracy.

Merger by which governance, programs and administrative functions have been combined but which may or may not have included the integration into a single corporate entity.
City
Mental Health
People with Disabilities
2003
  • Improve the quality of services / programs
  • Serve more and/or different clients / audiences
  • Achieve administrative efficiencies
  • Improve programmatic outcomes
  • Address unmet and/or escalating community need
  • Expand reach and/or range of services / programs
  • Maximize financial resources
  • Funder initiated / mandated the collaboration
  • Parent organization request
2
No
Board of Directors with representatives from each founding partner
Coordinating / merging / integrating operations
  • More efficient use of physical space - More efficient use of physical space
  • Human resources - Increased access to technical expertise (e.g. HR, Finance, IT)
  • Fund development - Improved fundraising results
  • Greater ability for each partner to focus on core competency - Greater ability to allocate resources to areas of need
  • Financial savings - Consolidation of management / administration
  • Greater coordination of services (less overlap, duplication, fragmentation)
  • Improved quality of programs / services
  • Able to serve a greater geographic area
  • Greater range / variety of services/programs offered
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