Joining Forces: An Introduction to Mergers
Instructors: Scott Schaffer, Brad Paymar
Let’s face it, forever is a long time, and land trusts need to prepare themselves. Merger is one strategy that land trusts are increasingly using to meet the challenge of perpetuity. A merger can bring great benefits, but it is a big undertaking that should not be taken lightly. The process requires a significant commitment of resources, including time, funding and outside expertise, so it’s important that land trusts be prepared. Join merger experts Scott Schaffer and Brad Paymar as they discuss what land trust staff, volunteers and board leaders need to know if they are contemplating a merger, including typical steps in the process, pitfalls to avoid and strategic collaboration models as alternatives or pre-cursors to a full-blown merger.
How will you benefit from this webinar? You will learn:
- Benefits and potential drawbacks of mergers
- Key questions to ask when considering a merger
- Common barriers to success and strategies to overcome them
- Alternative forms of strategic collaboration
Participants are encouraged to read the recently published An Introduction to Mergers for Land Trusts in advance of the webinar.
Access to this recording will expire on December 31, 2019, and is subject to availability of the AdobeConnect service.