Let’s talk mission through mergers: A discussion for trustees

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.

Lynne Berry

Chair , Breast Cancer Now