Empowering Non-Profits Through Affiliation Without Concession

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected non-profits and the people we serve in ways we have never seen before. Forcing many organizations to make difficult decisions about their future, if they will be able to survive, or if they will need to look to possibly merger or acquisition.

We are here to tell you that we have created a new option that fosters YOUR growth, focuses on growing YOUR culture, and ensuring that YOUR community continues to be assisted by the services your organization provides.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

What Does Affiliation With Inperium Include?

Inperium, a network governance organization, creates business constellations through affiliation, while honoring its supported organizations’ autonomy, missions & services respecting their unique histories, identities & cultures. Inperium offers access to strategic network partnerships and its governance platform to enhance sustainability & quality.

Vision & Values


Inperium, a network governance organization, creates business constellations through affiliation, while honoring its supported organizations’ autonomy, missions & services respecting their unique histories, identities & cultures. Inperium offers access to strategic network partnerships and its governance platform to enhance sustainability & quality.

Our Mission

Empowering organizational advancement through affiliations without concessions.

Our Vision

To be recognized as the most influential constellation of companies supporting people and communities of social inclusion.

Our Core Values

  • Collaboration
  • Excellence
  • Transparency
  • Diversity
  • Innovation

Our Key Priorities

  • Enhance and Protect Access to Growth Capital
  • Maintain sufficient Deal Flow to Facilitate Growth Initiatives
  • Provide Effective Board Governance to Protect and Ensure the Missions of All Affiliates
Our Commitment To Diversity

Inperium, Inc. and its affiliated companies believe that diversity, inclusion, respect and fair treatment help us harness our different strengths and experiences for the benefit of the people we serve. Inperium’s leadership actively ensures that the way we conduct business is aligned with our diversity objectives.

Inperium is committed to achieving and promoting cultural, gender and racial diversity, as well as diversity which results from life experience. Because of this commitment, we actively recruit minority and women professionals and staff members as well as people who have had diverse educational and occupational experiences and who bring unique skills, interests, and ideas to our culture.

Our commitment to maintaining a diverse workforce extends to the retention, development and advancement of employees of all levels. We offer many employees the opportunity to work from home and to work part-time or flex-time. Inperium uses the same criteria to evaluate both full-time and part-time employees.

Recruiting, Retention, Development and Advancement

Inperium recruits employees of all levels without regard to age, gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. When we recruit employees we make a deliberate and concerted effort to include an extensive and diverse group of candidates.

We want all employees to succeed. Our retention efforts include providing employees with qualified mentors to provide support and guidance on a confidential basis. We sponsor ongoing training and education designed to promote job success and personal growth and enrichment. We support and encourage many of our employees to participate in industry conferences and other educational seminars. We encourage our employees to actively participate in a diverse array of associations, including those related to race, gender, culture, and sexual orientation.

Diversity and inclusion are important to Inperium and its affiliates. We welcome the contributions of men and women of all ages, races, religions, sexual orientations, and disabilities, and those with diverse experiences, educations and perspectives that help us provide the highest level of service.

A Brief Background On Our History

Founded in 2016, Inperium, Inc. is a Pennsylvania non-profit corporation headquartered in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Inperium, Inc. is a Constellation company of non-profits & for-profits providing person-centric health related supports  & other business services to the organizations it aids.

Built on the belief that organizations need not to sacrifice their mission and culture to in order to grow, the Inperium Affiliation model was established. When an organization affiliates with Inperium, it does not merge with Inperium. It remains the same legal entity that it was prior to the affiliation. We support and assist the affiliated companies to foster an array of quality services, financial diversity & continuity of care by maximizing all of our collective resources.

Inperium, Inc., is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of its Officers and independent members of the communities served by Inperium’s affiliated companies. Inperium is both a 501(c)(3) and Type II supporting organization under Section 509(a)(3).

Affiliation: A Strategic Alternative

A unique strategic alternative affiliation model to achieve business combinations. These “business combinations” have been necessary in an environment that has become more challenging for nonprofits to obtain the financial support needed to advance their missions.

Considerations for Moving Forward
with Business Combinations

An initial step in any business combination is determining whether such combination will advance the nonprofit’s mission. The factors that a nonprofit board needs to take into consideration in such evaluation are very similar to those factors a for-profit board considers, including the prospects for future growth, enhancements to service quality, opportunities for cost savings and other efficiencies to be obtained through the combination, and work force issues. Moreover, the fiduciary duties imposed on nonprofit directors in acting on business combinations are very similar to the fiduciary duties imposed on for-profit directors. Still, there are some important differences between for-profit and nonprofit business combinations because nonprofit trustees do not have an ownership interest in the nonprofit. The differences between for-profits and nonprofits lead to other unique factors that need to be considered by a nonprofit board when evaluating a possible business combination.

Parent-Subsidiary Type of Arrangements

While nonprofit corporations differ from for-profit entities in that nonprofits have no owners, a parent-subsidiary structure can still be structured with nonprofits. The main difference is that the “parent” nonprofit does not own any shares or other interest in the nonprofit. Instead, it is treated as the parent because of the standing it has over the other nonprofit.

The arrangement, typically referred to as an affiliation, can be accomplished by amending the articles of incorporation and bylaws of the “subsidiary” nonprofit. Because this type of combination or affiliation is similar to a merger or acquisition of assets, parties often enter into an affiliation agreement that covers similar topics addressed in other business combination agreements.

One of the main advantages of a parent-subsidiary type structure is that the corporate existence of the subsidiary is maintained, the subsidiary board continues to function, and there is typically no need to relicense existing services or to pursue assignment of the subsidiary’s contracts.

Unique Due Diligence Considerations
Involving Nonprofit Business Combinations

Similar to business combinations involving for-profits, due diligence activities are important for business combinations involving nonprofit corporations. Many of the considerations for a for-profit business combination are important in due diligence reviews involving a nonprofit business combination. These include reviewing various information and documents relating to the other entity, including its governance documents (such as articles of incorporation, bylaws, and board policies), financial information (including audited financial statements and any audit reports), contractual arrangements, real and personal property, litigation, insurance coverages, and workforce/employees (and employee benefits).

The Board's Role in Affiliations

The governing body of a nonprofit corporation defines the organization’s mission, establishes its goals, approves strategic plans, and authorizes major transactions. Fundamental corporate transactions such as affiliation present trustees with the possibility of a new and more effective path to mission fulfillment. While requiring committed effort to form and sustain, successful affiliations can increase the availability or types of programming, strengthen organizational capacity and quality, expand knowledge and connections, and enhance effectiveness through collaborative leadership, com­bined staff and volunteers, joint fundraising, and shared technology and facilities.

Value Chain


We would like to hear from you

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.