On 18th June 2018, NPC and The Clothworkers’ Company held a seminar to discuss how mergers can help charities achieve more impact for their beneficiaries. This paper summarises advice and recommendations from the panel.
This paper explores the following:
- Why should trustees care about mergers?
- What are the potential benefits of mergers?
- What different kinds of mergers are there?
- What are the barriers to mergers?
- What would encourage more charities to merge?
A merger must increase (a charity’s) impact. If it doesn’t, don’t do it.
This briefing paper outlines the advice and recommendations from the panel at NPC’s Clothworkers’ seminar on how charity trustees can put the Charity Governance Code into practice.
Merger has a negative reputation in the charity sector. It shouldn't. This research, based on interviews with 50 charities, has found that mergers can be a powerful tool achieving more for causes. It sets out the different models of merger available, dispelling the myth that mergers are always takeovers and makes clear recommendations to charities, funders and regulators to enable more mergers to happen.
This paper outlines what it means to have a truly diverse board of trustees and what it brings to an organisation. It also explores how to manage and maintain a board that is diverse.