New publication to help VCSE organisations who might be considering a merger

Thinking about… Merger, during Covid-19 is a new publication from the Institute for Voluntary Action Research for senior staff and trustees of small and medium-sized voluntary organisations.

It brings together the experiences of a wide variety of voluntary organisations and advisers that have contemplated or carried out a merger. Within, IVAR and Bates Wells cover the reasons for thinking about a merger, the stages in the merger process, what makes a successful merger, and a collaboration spectrum.

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