A New Leaf - MesaCAN Merger

Participating Organizations

  • MesaCAN (Mesa Community Action Network), Mesa, AZ

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.
  • Housing
  • Human Services
Economically Disadvantaged
  • Maximize financial resources
  • Improve programmatic outcomes
  • Improve the quality of services / programs
  • Serve more and/or different clients / audiences
  • Expand reach and/or range of services / programs
  • Achieve administrative efficiencies
  • Financial problems / pressures within one or more of the partnering organizations
  • Potential closure of one or more of the partnering organizations
  • Funder initiated / mandated the collaboration
Unspecified support
One Executive Director / CEO / President
Costs of collaboration
  • Fund development - Improved fundraising results
  • Human resources - Increased use / leveraging of volunteer efforts
  • More efficient use of physical space - More efficient use of physical space
  • Financial savings - Consolidation of management / administration
  • Human resources - Increased access to technical expertise (e.g. HR, Finance, IT)
  • Financial savings - Coordination / consolidation of programming
  • Fund development - Access to new / more sources of funding
  • Human resources - Improved employee experience
  • Human resources - Stronger / more effective board of directors
  • Improved quality of programs / services
  • Increase in number of clients / individuals / organizations served
  • Retained programs / services in the community
  • Greater range / variety of services/programs offered
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