When should charities merge? Is merging always a sign of failure? What are the advantages of merging? What are the risks?

The unprecedented challenges from coronavirus will have thrown these questions to the front of many people’s minds. We don’t think merging is anything to be scared of. The important thing is that they should be the result of strategic thinking, and not a damage limitation exercise.

Different charity merger models offer a range of options. And with the right strategy and approach, you can boost your scale and performance, achieving significant social impact.

We’ve been researching how mergers could help charities achieve their mission. If you’re considering a merge as part of your strategy, our consultants can help you ask the right questions to decide whether merging is the right approach and how it should be handled.

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Got a question, comment, or want to work with us on mergers? Get in touch with Katie Boswell NPC’s Associate Director for Strategy and Leadership.

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