Small Affiliates Merge with Their National Organization to Achieve Efficiencies

Everybody Wins, a literacy program that brings volunteers to the classroom, was created in New York City in 1999. Over the years, Everybody Wins affiliates were established across the country and run independently. In 2006 a national organization, Everybody Wins USA, was formed to provide standardized practices and generate national awareness for the affiliates. Several of the local affiliates with modest annual operating budgets⁠—Los Angeles, Miami, Hartford and Minnesota⁠—decided to merge with the national organization to streamline administrative functions and achieve greater operational efficiencies. A SeaChange-Lodestar Fund for Nonprofit Collaboration challenge grant helped fund merger-related expenses.

Grant Information

Grant Amount: $20,000

Year Granted: 2013

Timeframe: Grant awarded over multiple years

Grantee: Everybody Wins USA

Location: National

Grantee Website: Everybody Wins USA