If you think a partnership is something that your organization might benefit from, consider applying for a BHbusiness Plus learning network in Exploring Affiliations, Mergers, and Acquisitions, where you and your team will:
  • Complete an analysis of your organizations, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT).
  • Determine a key service area which might improve if you had a partner. Using a series of tools, you will begin to clarify the need and desired “fit” such as location, clients, skills, etc. begin to identify possible partners, level of knowledge, and a likely form of partnership.
  • Undertake a process of assessing how your business could be improved by strategic relationships. You will consider alternate futures that could improve by partnering with others. Assess your organizations readiness using tips sheets on the following topics: Working with the Board and Staff, Exploring Types of Partnerships, Negotiating Partnerships, and How to Work With a Lawyer.
  • Select a strategy you might want to pursue.
Once you’ve completed this learning network, you will have identified whether a potential partnership would be a benefit and will have the knowledge to get started in the process of choosing and negotiating a partnership.
Who should attend? CEO, Senior Staff, Board of Directors, and stakeholders involved in making strategic decisions.