An umbrella organization is an association of (often related, industry-specific) institutions who work together formally to coordinate activities and/or pool resources. In business, political, and other environments, it provides resources and often identities to the smaller organizations. In this kind of arrangement, it is sometimes responsible, to some degree, for the groups under its care.[1]


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  1. ^ Inc., US Legal. "Umbrella Organization Law and Legal Definition | USLegal, Inc". Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  2. ^ Guardian article on Giles Coren's Article in The Times
  3. ^ Solutions, WebCider Business. "buildingSMART, United Kingdom and Ireland".