Some not-for-profit organizations have local goals. For example, a city’s arts council may want to provide artistic expression and performance opportunities for its residents. Others have global goals, like Feed the World, which works with developing countries to support self-reliance and sustainable farming. Both types of goals represent opportunities for growth.

In this discussion, address the following:

    Choose one way that a not-for-profit organization can grow: collaboration, partnership, or merger. What are the pros and cons of this growth strategy? What type of organization is likely to benefit from this strategy? Why?

    Which growth strategy do you feel is appropriate for the not-for-profit organization you selected to study for your final project? Why?

    In your responses to your peers, comment on their recommended growth strategy, ask clarifying questions, and challenge their thinking.