Charity Mergers

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

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

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

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

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

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