Charity Mergers

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

Forced labour and charity products - what are charities' responsibilities?

A plea for help in a charity Christmas card sparked an investigation into Chinese factory conditions by the retailer Tesco. Rebecca Cooney asks what charities can do if they find themselves caught up in similar situations

This trainer saves oceans: How collaborating with major firms can benefit good causes

Are large, socially conscious corporates crowding charities out of a space they traditionally dominated, or could they be key to their future success? Tara Lepore reports

Chantal Hughes: Our partnership work can tackle domestic abuse

The Hampton Trust works with perpetrators to reduce offending, and has formed a partnership with the victim support charity Aurora New Dawn

Mark Hicken: Lessons in corporate partnerships

Janssen UK's managing director for UK & Ireland explains how to choose a third sector partner

Stella Smith: If you collaborate, make sure you're committed to it

It's key to get the right people round the table and understand what you are trying to achieve

How the merger of two breast cancer charities will work

Breast Cancer Now and Breast Cancer Care are due to merge formally on 1 April next year

The dos and don'ts of merging

Mergers are an increasingly tempting option for charities, but they can be tricky to get right. Liam Kay finds out how to avoid the pitfalls when bringing organisations together

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