Pursuing alliances requires a commitment of staff, board, and financial resources. Commitment increases with each stage in the process. Are all parties in your organization ready to take on the commitment?

Saving money is unlikely in the short term, though it could have a long-term effect on the alliance. Significant one-time costs are likely to offset any immediate savings. Is your organization financially ready to consider an alliance? Is there the capacity to pursue an alliance while managing day-to-day operations?