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Case Summary

The Proposed Affiliation of Arbor Vitae and Helping Hand

Case Number: 5-408-756, Year Published: 2009

HBS Number: KEL456

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Authors: Anne Cohn Donnelly; Kathy Shaw

Key Concepts

Nonprofit Mergers and Acquisitions, Board Governance


This case examines the merger of two nonprofit organizations from the point of view of the board of directors and senior staff leaders.

Learning Objectives

The case is designed to teach students about the complex issues in nonprofit mergers and to stimulate thinking about the role of the board of directors in mergers.

Number of Pages: 7

Extended Case Information

Teaching Areas: Non Profit, Organizational Behavior

Teaching Note Available: Yes

Geographic: United States, Midwest

Industry: Child-serving nonprofit organizations

Organization Name: Disguised

Organization Department: Senior administration, board of directors

Organization Size: Small

Decision Maker Position: CEO

Decision Maker Gender: Female

Year of Case: 2009