Charity Mergers

Advice, commentary and case studies on charity mergers for chairs, trustees and senior managers.

Will Jones: Collaborations can be better than mergers

Will Jones: Collaborations can be better than mergers

Duplication is inefficient and not to be created or supported, but choice between truly different organisations is vital for supporters and beneficiaries

Paul Streets: Small charities are key to local partnerships

Paul Streets: Small charities are key to local partnerships

Research by the Lloyds Bank Foundation shows that small charities bring a distinctive offer and approach

Elliot Harris: Charity mergers - it's about planning and the needs of others

Elliot Harris: Charity mergers - it's about planning and the needs of others

Although there have been many failed mergers, the problem has been lack of will and poor implementation, not that the concept was wrong in the first place

Why we merged two bowel cancer charities

Why we merged two bowel cancer charities

Deborah Alsina, chief executive of the recently merged Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer, on why coming together was the best way forward (subscribers only)

Stella Smith: Merging charities might seem a logical approach, but in reality it's less straightforward

Stella Smith: Merging charities might seem a logical approach, but in reality it's less straightforward

There is potential for charities to work more closely together but this should not routinely amount to a merger, says our columnist

Arvinda Gohil: Charity mergers don't have to mean losing your identity

Arvinda Gohil: Charity mergers don't have to mean losing your identity

A merger can be what you want it to be, writes the chief executive of Community Links

Siv Vangen: The voluntary sector can learn from the theory of collaborative advantage

Siv Vangen: The voluntary sector can learn from the theory of collaborative advantage

It pays to understand why some partnerships don't work, writes the director of the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership

Martyn Drake: Time to shed the shackles

Martyn Drake: Time to shed the shackles

The charity sector should embrace more radical ideas and defy expectations of what a charity should be, our columnist says