On October 25, Eastside launched The Good Merger Guide as a practical book to help Chief Executives and their Boards to implement mergers in civil society.
I’m really pleased that Eastside is supporting this publication. We wanted to put a practical guidebook together that would address the nitty-gritty of how to do a merger and debunk some of the myths that prevent more happening.
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The Guide is written by Richard Gutch who has recently project managed the merger of three disability charities, and is published in partnership with recruitment specialists, Prospectus.
The book outlines three distinct stages of a merger and draws on lots of case studies showing how other Chief Executives have addressed dilemmas and challenges during mergers.
The guide illustrates how many of the risks associated with merger can be managed through careful planning.
I hope that the book will help to shift attitudes and encourage more organisations to consider a merger. As some of the examples show, a smart merger can be transformative and change the scale and viability of organisations almost overnight.
We are also running a series of free workshops where we will discuss the detail of the Guide and help colleagues to think through and apply lessons to their own organisations. There will be a chance to hear from the author at the event too.
If you would like to book a place at one of these workshops please respond as soon as possible:
November 26th – London
November 27th – Manchester
Please let us know if you would like a free copy by firstname.lastname@example.org