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 identities to the smaller organizations. In this kind of arrangement, it is sometimes responsible, to some degree, for the groups under its care.[1] Umbrella organizations are prominent in cooperatives[2] and in civil society, and can engage in advocacy or collective bargaining on behalf of ther members.[3][2]


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  1. ^ Legal, US. "Umbrella Organization Law and Legal Definition | USLegal, Inc". Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b Ortiz, Rosalba; Peris, Jordi (January 2021). "The Role of Farmers' Umbrella Organizations in Building Transformative Capacity around Grassroots Innovations in Rural Agri-Food Systems in Guatemala". Sustainability. 14 (5): 2695. doi:10.3390/su14052695. hdl:10251/199935. ISSN 2071-1050.
  3. ^ Melville, Rose (2010), "Umbrella Organizations", in Anheier, Helmut K.; Toepler, Stefan (eds.), International Encyclopedia of Civil Society, New York, NY: Springer US, pp. 1577–1582, doi:10.1007/978-0-387-93996-4_628, ISBN 978-0-387-93996-4, retrieved 2024-04-28
  4. ^ "Giles Coren Times article prompts Polish complaints to PCC". the Guardian. 2008-08-08. Retrieved 2022-11-11.
  5. ^ Business Solutions, WebCider. "buildingSMART, United Kingdom and Ireland". ((cite web)): |last= has generic name (help)
  6. ^ "United Nations Umbrella Organizations" (PDF). FSI Transition Center. 2017.