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Making a Difference

Is it my job to change the world, and who is going to help?

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?

Blog
29 September 2016
Westminster Parliament

Working in constituencies is the key to influencing MPs

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?

Blog
20 September 2016
Trustee meeting

National Trustee Survey

Are you a trustee of a large or small charity?

Are you a seasoned veteran, or new to the role?

Do you love what you do, or has the experience left some things to be desired?

Free Report
September 2016
Family

All for one and one for all - why should charities engage families?

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.

Blog
13 September 2016

5 ways to make the most of online community research

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.

Blog
6 September 2016
Toy car

It's not you, it's me: the decline in popularity of the children's sector

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? 

Blog
1 September 2016
balloons

Too much of a good thing? The challenges of leveraging one-off donations

Volunteering in 2013 for the UK office of an overseas health charity operating in Haiti, I couldn’t have imagined that the experience was going to be so thought provoking!

Blog
25 August 2016
volunteers

Micro-volunteering: worth the hype?

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.

Blog
12 August 2016
your image here

It’s time for the Olympics to have official charity partners

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.

Blog
10 August 2016

How can small charities fundraise in a world dominated by the big fish?

Individual giving is the largest source of fundraising income for charities.

Blog
3 August 2016
young people pier

What can Young People Bring to the (Board) Table?

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

Blog
27 July 2016
Convergence Lab

Research in the digital age

Thanks to digital technologies the speed with which we can complete research is faster than ever, and can be almost instantaneous in some cases.

Blog
20 July 2016

Gift Aid benchmark: What does good look like?

We have invited charity and non-profit professionals to take part in our short survey and share their wisdom on what a good level of Gift Aid looks like for them. Now we are feeding back the insights to the sector.

The results are free to download and include:

Free Report
July 2016
please donate

The art of attraction: why competition and nudging may help raise more money

Listening to a recent BBC podcast, the Charitable Impulse, spurred me to write my first blog piece.

Blog
14 July 2016

Trust in charities bounces back after low last autumn

The latest wave of nfpSynergy research in trust in charities and other public institutions shows that charities have recovered from the media coverage in the second half of 2015. 

Below are the key findings. Please download the full report for more details.

 

Free Report
July 2016
trust game

Trust in who? Where is the charity sector with trust and why does it matter?

At nfpSynergy we published our six-monthly data on trust in charities this week. Last week the Charity Commission published their ‘every other year’ research on the same topic.

Blog
5 July 2016
children of Rwanda

How I set up a charity at 20

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.

Blog
29 June 2016
notes

Mission Impossible II

In 2008 we published the first Mission Impossible report, which brought together over 80 vision and mission statements from a range of  non-profit organisations. And now we did it again! 

Free Report
June 2016

Awkward development: why overseas charities face a difficult decade

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:

Blog
22 June 2016

How would the ideal charity spend its income?

This report aims to provide information about public views on ideal charity spending, the importance of CEO pay in the public eye as well as the public’s perceptions about which activities count as ‘charitable’.

There are three main conclusions:

Free Report
June 2016

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