What are the advantages and disadvantages of working with another organisation?

Working together with another organisation may allow your charity to deliver new or improved services for your beneficiaries, particularly if your beneficiaries have a range of needs and the collaboration means that beneficiaries will not have to seek out other organisations to obtain the various services to meet their needs. It may also be the best way to access funding. However there are also some disadvantages that should be considered carefully, including:

  • Making decisions will be more complicated as you will have to make joint decisions
  • You may have to standardise working practices to ensure that consortium activities are of consistent quality – this may not fit the way you work
  • You may confuse supporters and your brand may be diluted, making it harder to raise funds
  • Setting up the consortium may be costly and time-consuming
  • You may be responsible for all liabilities if a partner fails

Want to discuss further?

Ross Palmer

Senior Tax Manager