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Mission, Merger and Managing Strategic Restructuring

September 21, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT



Times of crisis also bring opportunities for reimagining nonprofit organizations to ensure sustainability and mission delivery. Whether we call it sustained collaborations or strategic restructuring, there are a variety of options along the spectrum, from mergers and joint ventures to fiscal sponsorship and programmatic partnerships. This webinar will provide an overview of all facets of restructuring but will highlight nonprofit mergers and deeper collaborations.
You’ll hear from nonprofit leaders who have guided organizations through merger exploration and merger completion, and together we’ll discuss:

  • Where to start and how to prepare when looking at your mission and strategic restructuring options
  • The overall process and what to expect, including challenges and opportunities along the way
  • The role of consultants, funders, board members and staff leaders
  • Governance, finance and organizational culture considerations over the long-term


Elizabeth Gloeggler, CEO, Literacy New Jersey

Elizabeth Gloeggler has been the CEO for Literacy New Jersey since 2014. As a champion for adult literacy, Elizabeth worked with a team to bring together 9 literacy organizations that merged to form Literacy NJ in 2014. By joining forces these organizations shared strengths and built resilience to face challenges. In 2019 she helped facilitate 2 mergers. Literacy NJ now supports students in 12 counties throughout NJ. Before 2014, Elizabeth was the Executive Director for Literacy Volunteers of Union County for 13 years. Elizabeth is also in love with her family, husband Jan and daughters Ettie and Evie. She is very involved in her hometown of Montvale serving as Councilwoman from 2017 to 2019 and Council President in 2019. She currently co-chairs Montvale’s newly formed Diversity Committee. 

Jeremy Grunin, President, Grunin Foundation

Jeremy Grunin has nearly 25 years of leadership experience in the private sector where he managed teams of 1000+ employees responsible for over half a billion dollars in revenue. Since 2013, Jeremy has been actively engaged throughout the community as President of the Grunin Foundation, a proactive grantmaker focused on economic growth at the Central Jersey Shore. Jeremy is a Partner of Grunin Holdings, LLC., a New Jersey Partnership specializing in the development and management of commercial real estate, as well as investing in third party commercial ventures. Jeremy has also hosted several talk radio shows on both AM and FM radio, including Topic A on WOBM. Jeremy’s greatest accomplishment will always be his three children (now teenagers), Josh, Becca and Emma.


Carolyn Champ, Associate ED, Support Center
Carolyn oversees Support Center’s “community of practice” and Strategy and Management portfolio, managing contracts and projects as well as client and funder relationships. Prior to joining Support Center, she developed and directed programs focused on education, leadership development, and sustainability at the Kohlberg Foundation in Mount Kisco, NY. From 1998-2007 she was instrumental in launching and running the Social Enterprise Program at Columbia Business School to educate MBA students and professionals in nonprofit management, social entrepreneurship, and corporate citizenship.

Marie Zieger, Affiliate Consultant, Support Center
Marie has over 30 years experience working with nonprofit organizations, including over 15 years with Support Center. She trains and consults nationally as well as internationally for nonprofit organizations of various sizes in the areas of executive coaching executive transitions, board development, strategic planning, and fund development. In 2013, Marie helped facilitate the merger of Literacy Volunteers of New Jersey with several literacy organizations to form what is now Literacy New Jersey (LNJ), and worked with LNJ again in 2019 for further merger exploration.


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September 21, 2020
11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
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