“Surviving a merger was the biggest test of my career": Leah Swain, CEO of Community First Yorkshire, talks in the Guardian Voluntary Sector Network about her experience of merger
Thinking about merger: lessons from the field
10:00-12:30 (Kings Cross, London)
Thinking about merger? Join us on Thursday 24 May (10:00-12:30) for a free workshop looking at the drivers for merger in voluntary organisations; success factors; legal and formal requirements; and the ‘lived’ experience.
The session is aimed at CEOs and trustees of voluntary organisations at any stage of thinking about merger – from those curious about merger to those currently engaged in the merger process.
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
90 York Way
London N1 9AG
CEO of Community First Yorkshire. In 2017 Leah lead her organisation, formerly Rural Action Yorkshire, through a merger with North Yorkshire and North York Forum to become Community First Yorkshire.
Partner at the law firm Bates Wells Braithwaite. Lawrie has worked on 20-30 charity mergers, some of which involved hundreds of organisations.
Director of IVAR. Through his work at IVAR Ben has supported more than 50 voluntary organisations thinking about and going through the merger process and co-authored Thinking about Merger.
To book your free place, please email Emily@ivar.org.uk by Monday 30 April.
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