In this time of less federal funding of programs and rising organizational expenses, many organizations are finding it tough to make ends meet and still expand the programs that are offered to an expanding population. When one views this problem objectively, one can't help being struck with the number of organizations all focused on principally the same problem. These organizations with duplicative services (and staffs) would justify their existence through history, outcomes, and uniqueness but would spend little energy on imagining how an alliance might be formed to save money, become stronger, expand contacts, influence funders, serve even more clients, etc.