Forming consortia improves charities’ prospects, claims new report

Consortia for the delivery of public services: the issues for small and medium-sized charities, a new report published by the Charity Commission, claims that consortia working can result in a range of benefits for smaller charities in particular, with some stressing that consortia working helped them gain access to strong peer support networks and helped them cost their services properly and operate in a more business-like way.

The report examines some of the strategies that charities have used in building and participating in consortia. It also explores some of the risks — operational, reputational — involved for charities and their trustees. Birmingham Disability Consortium is one of the featured participants.

There’s more coverage of the report here on the Charity Commission website.

Thanks to Chris Newis at BDRC for this item.

 

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