From Stanford Social Innovation Review:
Much has been written about mergers and acquisitions within the nonprofit and charitable sectors. Many have explored these mergers’ pros and cons, and there are toolkits to guide leaders who are considering whether to merge their organization with another nonprofit. However, with few exceptions, much less has been written about acquisitions of for-profits by nonprofits and charities. Given recent trends in demography, business turnover, and the movement for more social enterprise, the time is ripe to consider this option. This sort of acquisition can open up much-needed opportunities for small businesses across North America to become enduring assets for our communities, while strengthening the charitable sector.