Trustees have ‘strong moral duty’ to consider mergers, peer tells conference

A member of the House of Lords select committee on charities has called on more trustees to consider the benefits of merging with other organisations. Lord Lupton spoke to delegates at Trustee Exchange, Civil Society Media’s governance conference in London, on the Lords committee’s recently published report on the charity sector. Lupton used the final portion of his speech to discuss collaborations in the charity sector. He relayed the committee’s findings, including a comment from Mencap that the existence of many similar charities raising funds from “a limited pool of donors” could be addressed by “clear collaboration or mergers”.

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