On Thursday 18th April, the MCF hosted the launch of New Philanthropy Capital’s latest third sector report.
New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) is an independent think tank which supports non-profit organisations through its research, advice and practical support.
NPC’s report focused on the role of mergers and collaborations and their ability to enhance and protect charities’ missions. As well as hosting the event, the MCF was used as a case study within the report, having been established as the result of a merger between the central Masonic charities in 2016.
John McCrohan, Head of Strategic Development & Special Projects at the MCF, opened the evening; explaining how the establishment of the MCF successfully brought together four charities for the benefit of our supporters and beneficiaries.
Let’s Talk Mission and Merger
“Merger has a negative reputation in the charity sector. It shouldn’t. This research, based on interviews with 50 charities, has found that mergers can be a powerful tool achieving more for causes. It sets out the different models of merger available, dispelling the myth that mergers are always takeovers and makes clear recommendations to charities, funders and regulators to enable more mergers to happen.”
Download the full report