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What can charities campaigning in Parliament expect from Brexit?

 

With the EU referendum just around the corner and polls showing a tightly-fought contest, both sides are arguing fiercely about what the future of the UK would look like outside of the EU.

Blog
25 April 2016

Don’t believe the statistics, shared parental leave is working

It’s been a year since the government’s new Shared Parental Leave came into force. The change enables eligible men to share up to 52 weeks of parental leave with their partner and has been held up as one of the key contributions of the Lib Dems to the coalition government.

Blog
20 April 2016

Taking care of your supporters

At nfpSynergy we’ve spoken a lot about negative media coverage of charities over the last year, with a particular focus on fundraising practices.

Blog
14 April 2016

Past Imperfect: How successful have charities been over the last few decades

Are we doing a good job? This is the single most important question a charity, or any other organisation, can ask itself.

Free Report
April 2016
Vuvuzela

How can charities change the world?

Our new report Past Imperfect, developed over the last 18 months examines data from the fields of Cancer, heart disease, disability, poverty, and the environment to try and see what changes, for better or worse have

Blog
5 April 2016
question time

Question time: there are still a lot of answers needed about the Fundraising Preference Service

In the light of the Fundraising Preference Service (FPS) working group consultation, here are some questions that still remain.

 

Process and practicalities

Blog
1 April 2016
Disabled people protesting

Confusion, complexity and a conservative car-crash

During the last few decades there have been some fundamental changes in the rights of disabled people with legislation such as the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) coming into force in 1995.

Blog
30 March 2016

Law firm Stone King legal opinion on fundraising self-regulation

Leading charity Law firm Stone King have been spearheading a debate as to what trustees should be considering when assessing how to fundraise.

Press Release
30 March 2016
Courtroom gavel

A legal opinion on fundraising self-regulation

At nfpSynergy we have been very interested in the effect of the new fundraising regulation on charities.

Our research shows it is likely to be popular with the public, but every conversation we have had with charities shows a deep level of concern about the impact of the Fundraising Preference Service.

Blog
30 March 2016

Taking responsibility: the public needs persuading on the Syrian refugee crisis

At last week’s MRS Conference, Baroness Neuberger mentioned that politicians should take more initiative and leadership and pay less attention to the worst examples of public opinion.

Blog
24 March 2016

Why did Virgin Trains threaten to call the police when I bought a ticket to Milton Keynes?

In January I went to Milton Keynes from Penrith. The ticket machine at Penrith offered me a single choice of return off-peak ticket, shown in the picture below. 

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Berni White - Administration & Finance Officer

Berni joined nfpSynergy in August 2015. She provides administration and finance support to the Business Team, and also supports the Head of Operations in HR, IT and Facilities.
 
Staff Profile

Robbie Macmillan - Research Assistant

Robbie joined nfpSynergy as a Research Assistant in January 2016. He provides research support for our tracking research, particularly the Charity Awareness Monitor. He also provides administrative support and works with the projects team

Staff Profile

If you like it, you should have put a price on it. How economists helped a charity

How often do we think of economics as a tool that can help solve every day social problems? Not that much I guess. Yet, economics is about almost everything that people do. And sometimes we can see elegant solutions to very complex social problems that affect ordinary people in their everyday lives that were designed by economists.

Blog
17 March 2016

Charities have the highest number of people who wanted to complain but didn't

New research on public attitudes to charity marketing, complaints and the fundraising preference service shows:

Press Release
16 March 2016

Public, media and MPs’ attitudes towards campaigning

This report looks at the key trends in how the public engage with politics and how they perceive charity engagement with the political process. It draws on nfpSynergy’s research with a range of audiences, including the general public, MPs and journalists.

The report includes the following sections:

Free Report
March 2016

Understanding families – How can charities engage with parents and their children?

We’ve been running research with children and young people for years at nfpSynergy, but in the last few months we launched Families Insight, expanding this research to include parents.

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Blog
10 March 2016

A blueprint for restoring the sector's reputation

The charity sector has had 12 months unlike any other it has ever seen. We have been under the spotlight in the eyes of the media, public and politicians more than ever before, and rarely for the right reasons. The response of the sector has been varied, and largely ineffective.

Free Report
March 2016

How will the Welsh differ from the Scottish and Northern Irish in their views towards charities?

Next month nfpSynergy will be running its first ever research to find out how the people of Wales view charities. This will sit alongside our research in Scotland and Northern Ireland, and we are excited to find out how Welsh perceptions of charities differ to those of their Scottish and Northern Irish counterparts.

Blog
3 March 2016

Ten things the charity sector needs to do to restore its reputation

1. Better fundraising regulation

We need better fundraising regulation. I have been writing about inadequacies of the current system since 2012. So the new regime of a stronger, better funded regulator with control over the Code of Practice is very welcome.

2. Trusteeship needs a revolution

Blog
3 March 2016

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