New blog: what role for mergers in federated charities?

New blog: what role for mergers in federated charities?

Mergers in the charity sector are rare and often misunderstood, which is why the work being done to illuminate the subject is so valuable. The Good Merger Index, which we at Eastside Primetimers launched in January, was warmly received and I look forward to NPC’s...
Blog: many charities fear merger, but a few innovators show the way

Blog: many charities fear merger, but a few innovators show the way

Since the onset of austerity, the potential for charities to merge has sparked debate. Charities face intense competition for reduced funding and public anxiety about their governance. But much of the sector remains sceptical, with managers viewing merger as a “sign...
Blog: Why are charity mergers still so rare?

Blog: Why are charity mergers still so rare?

Our new report, launched this week, confirms that charity mergers are a niche hobby – 70 were completed in a sector with 163,000 organisations. This is in spite of ongoing challenges to the sector in the form of funding constraints and intense competition, and...
What do I need to know about the GDPR?

What do I need to know about the GDPR?

In the new year, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to be a major challenge for charities, and given the widespread use of personal data in many organisations and potentially crippling fines that can be imposed for non-compliance, this issue cannot...