Charity Mergers

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

Debra Allcock Tyler: The obsession with mergers ignores the principle of choice

The Covid crisis provides fertile ground for the nonsense that there are too many charities and we should rationalise

Analysis: How charities must evolve in an ‘inevitably shrinking sector’

As the long-term impacts of the coronavirus pandemic set in, experts offer their predictions of how the sector will look in a year’s time. Andy Ricketts reports

Debra Allcock Tyler: Collaborative work is a total pain – but a necessary one

Charities spend much of their time trying to be distinctive, but learning to suppress what we think makes us special is a vital, albeit maddening, task

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