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The majority of the British public who currently give to charity plan on giving the same amount (or more) over the next 12 months; but will this always be the case? And how can charities ensure they remain on good terms with supporters amidst looming change in the world of charity fundraising?
It's not unusual for people to loathe politicians; it is remarkable, however, that this year's US presidential race has managed to cause reputational harm to the charity sector, and celebrity charitable foundations in particular. This week's blog asks - how many more celebrity charitable foundations do we need? Is it time for celebrities to resist the trend of starting their own foundations, and simply donate to trusted established charities instead?
- What is the most popular cause in the UK?
- Which cause attracts the largest proportion of individual donations?
- Which causes are gaining in popularity, and which are going down?
Discover answers to these and more questions in this free report
This week's blog explores how responsibility for social and environmental issues is distributed between citizens, government and business; whose job is it to make a positive difference in a problematic society?
Westminster has become a crowded environment for charities, with numerous organisations campaigning and competing for MPs' time. Compounding this, our latest research reveals that just under 1/4 of Conservative MPs state that charities should not campaign in parliament. So how can charities best navigate this difficult landscape and get their voices heard by key decision makers?
Families are a valuable pool of support, but they are often neglected when charities are looking for potential supporters. Find out how and why your charity could benefit from engaging this valuable support group.
We’re constantly developing and refining the research methods we use in order to continue to deliver high quality insight for charities. In December last year, we piloted the use of online communities for market research in the not-for-profit sector; now we reflect on what we've learned and explore different ways charities can use online communities to optimum effect.
The children and young people charity sector has seen a marked decline in popularity over the past few years. Our latest blog explores contextual factors and public perceptions affecting this sector; what, if anything, can individual charity brands do to restore a favourable view?
Micro-volunteering has been heralded as a way to benefit a worthy cause on your own terms to suit your lifestyle with ‘absolutely no commitment’. I decided to try this out and see if I could make a difference micro-volunteering at short notice, without leaving the comfort of my own home.
In the words of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), “The goal of the Olympic Movement is to contribute to building a peaceful and better world”.
Indeed, in many ways last week’s opening ceremony for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games was a great celebration of humanity.
Individual giving is the largest source of fundraising income for charities.
Young people are the most likely to volunteer, yet they make up only 0.5% of trustees. How can charities address this?
The age gap on trustee boards
Thanks to digital technologies the speed with which we can complete research is faster than ever, and can be almost instantaneous in some cases.
It is hard to pinpoint the original impetus that prompted the creation of the charity. The simplest one is that there was a need, an unexpected need in a country that was supposedly firmly on the road of development. If I had known that the government statistics on poverty were falsified, it might have been less of a shock.
Having secured the 0.7% of aid target for the world’s poor, overseas aid charities have found themselves out of step with some right wing politicians and portions of the public. As a result, I worry that they are going to suffer over the next decade.
Here are my reasons why:
Start with the heart and soul of your organisation. Vision statements should come from the heart of the organisation. They are not a paper exercise out of a marketing textbook but the opportunity to distil and agree some of the essence of an organisation.
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