Parachute: Competition and Collaboration in the Market to Save Lives
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In 2011, four Canadian non-profit organizations have a mandate to prevent injuries and face similar and worsening problems. Each organization is spending an escalating amount of time fundraising to support its operations. Key stakeholders are expressing confusion because injury prevention is a crowded space and many non-profit organizations are seeking both dollars and partnerships. Most troubling, the four non-profit organizations are struggling to assess whether they are actually making a difference by preventing injuries and saving lives. The leaders of the four organizations must decide how to proceed — and whether the best solution is offered by collaborative or competitive strategies. Use role play supplements 9B15M122A
This case can fit within several business school courses at the undergraduate and graduate (MBA) levels and has the following objectives:
- To explore the unique challenges of managing a mission-driven or non-profit organization.
- To provide students with an understanding of social movements.
- To provide students with an example of a successful multilateral merger, including lessons for the profit and non-profit sectors.
Social Advocacy Organizations
Canada, Small, 2011
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