The Risks and Rewards of Charity Mergers

09 November 2012

Rightly or wrongly, in recent years there has been an increasing school of thought that there are too many charities and that resources and funds are not going as far as they could. This has led to many people, both in and outside government, asking why there is not an increase in successful, strategic charity mergers. But is this a fair question and, if so, what is the best answer?

Third Sector’s upcoming live webcast asks our panel of experts:

• Why should two charities merge? And when are alternatives, such as strong partnerships, a better option?
• What is the business case for a merger? How can they be used to effectively reduce costs, pool resources and improve services?
• Mergers effect everyone involved with the charity, from employees to end users, how should the concerns of different stakeholders be addressed to maintain trust and support?
• Is it possible to maintain the identity and history of both charities in the years after a merger?

There will also be in depth case studies from charities that have merged, providing essential insights into best practice for any organisations considering merging or not wishing to rule it out for the future.

Sponsored by: vendor/markel
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Andrew Cozens CBE

Job Title: Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Company: Carers Trust

Rupert Joce

Job Title: Senior Technical Underwriter
Company: Markel Insurance

Tom Wright CBE

Job Title: Group Chief Executive
Company: Age UK

Viv Evans OBE

Job Title: Chief Executive
Company: Adfam
Moderated by:

Alex Whitson

Job Title: Director
Company: Third Sector Insight
Alex is Director of the division responsible for Third Sector Insight. The division outputs a range of informative content for the charity sector ranging from live events through to surveys, expert reports and webinars.