Instead of founding an organization, could you create social, economic, or environmental impact by collaborating—plugging into another founder’s proven approach and taking it to scale? It’s a question that social innovators should be asking. The nonprofit leaders whose stories published in the series Mergers That Make a Difference show that collaboration does take courage and can be worth the initial pain.

A co-curated, four-week series of cases and blogs that explores effective nonprofit mergers, looking specifically at their rationales, catalysts, and results, as well as the challenges of due diligence and integration.