Starting to see a trend among the nonprofits. More and more are partnering up. Such a smart move! Two of the more recent join-ups are
Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center Executive Director Bobbie Villareal just reported that DARCC has moved its offices in Richardson to East Dallas and will be sharing space with community partner Family Compass. DARCC still has its Jackson Building facility and partnership with Texas Health Dallas, but the new office will allow DARCC to work “toward expanding services to train staff and advocates at other area hospitals to provide a county-wife improvement to sexual assault services.
Family Compass Executive Director Jessica Trudeau is thrilled to have DARCC on board saying, “We are delighted to have you.”
These two groups will be able to blend their expertise and staff to provide even better services for families and people suffering from abuse.
The move was made all the better thanks to Move Star, the off-duty Dallas Fire and Rescue moving company that donated its services.
- Another recent joining up was Resolana’s merging with Volunteers of America Texas, one of the largest social service nonprofits in the state and a leader in community re-entry programs. Resolana is a “Dallas nonprofit serving women in the Dallas County Jail to reduce recidivism.” This blending of the two organizations will allow for collaboration, making the most of community resources. It will also “provide an exciting opportunity for Resolana’s innovative program to benefit more people in North Texas.”
As Aimee Sheehan pointed out, “These kinds of benefits are behind a growing trend of nonprofit mergers nationwide, and there have been a couple already this year in North Texas (including Center for Nonprofit Management/Funding Information Center and Metrocrest Social Services/Senior Adult Services).”
Together we’re stronger, don’t you know. Find a buddy and buddy up.