This website is the product of a partnership between Nous Group and Whitelion. We understand the importance of partnership for improvement and growth in a changing not-for-profit sector. Community need is growing at a time when government support for community services is contracting. Many not-for-profit board members and executives are considering a range of strategic options to promote sustainability and preserve services. Mergers are often considered and their risks and opportunities must be fully understood. The toolkit assists not-for-profit organisations to plan for and implement mergers.

Nous Group

Nous Group is a leading Australian owned management consulting and leadership development firm, with offices and experienced consultants throughout the country and in the UK. Nous is a values driven consultancy. Our core reason for being is to achieve positive influence. Nous has significant experience working with organisations in the not-for-profit sector, delivering outstanding results in not-for-profit strategy and evaluation. We recognised the demand for this product.


Whitelion has been supporting at risk young people since 1999, helping them to change their lives. The organisation provides youth-focused, gender and culturally-specific services in several areas. These include employment, mentoring, specialist outreach support, and education-based prevention programs. Since 2011 Whitelion has completed two mergers. Whitelion learnt from this experience and wants to share their considerable, practical understanding of mergers with the sector.

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