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Community Organizing Nonprofits Streamline Operations with Merger

Lakeview Action Coalition (LAC) and the Organization of the Northeast (ONE) were community organizing nonprofits working in adjacent neighborhoods in the north side of Chicago. As the geographic distinction between their focus neighborhoods became increasingly blurred, the two organizations began exploring a merger to streamline operations given their similar missions, cultures and approaches. Merger discussions gained urgency when ONE’s executive director announced her plans to resign. When the two entities decided to formally merge, LAC’s executive headed the new organization, named ONE Northside. A SeaChange-Lodestar Nonprofit Collaboration Fund grant helped cover the expenses associated with the merger’s implementation.

Grant Information

Grant Amount: $8,000

Year Granted: 2013

Grantee: ONE Northside

Location: IL - Illinois

Grantee Website: ONE Northside