Efficiency and Rationalisation Information Note

There are numerous examples of cooperation and collaboration between Cobseo Members that often go unrecognised across the Service Charities Sector. They take many forms, but when they are delivered successfully, invariably lead to reduced overheads, more efficient utilisation of resources, and an improved focus on services to beneficiaries.

This Information Note presents a summary of the options available to improve how Members support their beneficiaries, drawing on recent studies in the charity sector, Members’ experiences, and the wider charity sector. The generic forms of collaborative working are described, as well as the typical issues to be addressed to achieve successful outcomes.

The Information Note is intended to offer guidance to Members and does not contain any minimum expectations or firm obligations on Members; its purpose is to stimulate discussion within the Membership. The Information Note can be downloaded by clicking on the following link:

Cobseo welcomes feedback from senior management teams and Trustees on the content of the Information Note. Thoughts and comments can be submitted at any time to the Governance Support team on governance@cobseo.org.uk.

Please note, the Information Note is a living document and subject to change depending on if or when new types of efficiencies occur, and on Member comment. The latest version will always be available on this webpage.

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