Charity Mergers

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

The merger mystery: Why joining forces may not be the answer to Covid-19

A merger is often seen as an effective response to charities’ financial concerns – but it isn’t a solution many appear to have reached for during the pandemic. Rebecca Cooney asks the experts why

Peter Grigg: The pandemic has caused great hardship, but given charities so much to learn from

The coronavirus crisis has brought out the best in many people, driving a generosity and community spirit that charities should look to build on

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

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