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2015 – A Year of Change for the Social Sector

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 22nd December 2015 -  From the debate around charity mergers, to continuing questions about the government’s plans for the national charity regulator, the social sector has never been far away

ACNC Won’t Force Charity ‘Shotgun Marriages’

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 1st December 2015 -  Despite an average of 10 new charities being registered every day in Australia, the national regulator said it would not force “shotgun marriages” to reduce charity…


Getting Mutual – Co-Ops in the Mix of NFP Mergers

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 26th November 2015 -  As the Not for Profit sector debates the call for charity mergers, co-operative and mutual enterprises should not be forgotten as a viable alternative, writes Gillian McFee, Chair

Merging on Charities’ Minds – Report

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 24th November 2015 -  A third of Australian Not for Profits have discussed a possible merger with another organisation in the past year, according to a research released by the Australian Institute of…

Charity Sector Split on Call to Merge

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 12th November 2015 -  There has been a mixed reaction from the charity and Not for Profit sector to calls for hundreds of organisations to “put their egos aside” and merge or shut down altogether.…


Put Ego Aside in Favor of Mergers

Paul Ronalds, Wednesday, 11th November 2015 -  Too few sector leaders are challenging themselves to put organisational ego aside and focus on whether they are most effectively achieving their mission, writes CEO of Save the Children

Most UK Charity Mergers are ‘Rescues’ in a Brutal Environment

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 11th November 2015 -  Most charity mergers in the UK are “rescues” of failing organisations in a brutal environment, rather than strategic moves intended to improve services and outcomes,…

Merge or Shut Down, Australian Charities Told

Xavier Smerdon, Wednesday, 11th November 2015 -  The Not for Profit sector is facing an efficiency dilemma and hundreds of charities should merge or disappear altogether because too many of them are wasting valuable resources competing…

Merge to Create Super-Charities – Expert

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 29th October 2015 -  Major Australian Not for Profits should merge with each other rather than with smaller, “weaker” organisations, according to a leading international expert in the…

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Top Tips for NFP Mergers

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 13th October 2015 -  In an environment of greater competition with corporations, a tough fight for funding and growing demand for services, many Not for Profits are looking to mergers as a solution but…

Merging Not the Only Option for NFPs

Xavier Smerdon, Wednesday, 23rd September 2015 -  Australian Not for Profits should consider the formation of enterprise cooperatives as a viable alternative to the more difficult process of mergers, according to industry experts.…

Children’s Charity Merger Revealed

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 20th May 2015 -  Two major children’s charities, Save the Children and Good Beginnings, have merged in a move they say will create one of Australia’s largest agencies working to improve the…
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