Mergers and Collaborations. July 2016

In October and December 2015, CCA staged a major campaign to promote more robust discussion of mergers and collaborations. The campaign included a series of national forums and the report is a record of the discussion and feedback.

The focus of the forums was the #GoodSave case study presentation by Jayne Meyer Tucker who outlined the ideas and practicalities that drove the merger of Good Beginnings Australia and Save the Children Australia.

Views of the attendees varied but the general mood could be summed up in the words of one … “Merger may be a dirty word for many, but that should not stop consideration of possible consortia, partnerships, and collectives, all versions of collaboration that need to be higher on our agendas”.