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In response to changes over recent years, mergers have become a trending concept in the not-for-profit (NFP) sector and are often considered as an option for survival in challenging economic climates. Australia does not have a register of merged charities to record how prevalent mergers are, but there is no doubt that mergers are happening and are being seriously considered by many Australian NFPs. The results of the 2016 NFP Governance and Performance Study revealed that:

  • over a third of directors reported that their board had discussed a merger in the last twelve months;
  • 6% reported that they have completed a merger in the last year; and
  • 8% reported that they are currently undertaking a merger.

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