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We carried out our first National Trustee Survey in September this year, working with Third Sector magazine and the Charity Futures programme. All the charts are available on this page to download for free.
At nfpSynergy we have been tracking the proportion of the UK public that volunteer for over ten years. This free report reveals some of our most interesting findings.
Our latest research with the public has revealed that public irritation with fundraisers has declined.
There are over 160,000 charities in the UK1, benefiting a wide range of causes from hospices to international development. We explore facts and figures to try and determine which of these causes appeal most to the general public, but find that the outcome depends on the criteria used.
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:
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.
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:
- Recruitment of events manager will boost activity for training and development of volunteer managers
- Growth in AVM activity will support growing demand for support and development of volunteer manager professionalisation
Are we doing a good job? This is the single most important question a charity, or any other organisation, can ask itself.
New research on public attitudes to charity marketing, complaints and the fundraising preference service shows:
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:
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.
The run up to Christmas 2015 was a busy period for charities. Giving Tuesday, big TV adverts and multiple Christmas appeals meant that people had even more contact with charities than usual. But how do the UK public feel about charities at Christmas? Which campaigns are the most successful and why?
The new report – Challenging Cuts – Investigating the response of charities to frontline service cuts – has three main sections which have the following key points.
Part 1: The effect of government spending cuts
We would like to thank our clients and partners for inspiring us to keep researching the topical issues in the sector. As part of our Social Investment programme we regularly produce Free Reports and feed our finding back to the sector so any charity regardless its size or sector can find something useful.
- Two thirds of MPs think that we need tighter regulation of charity fundraising
- Conservative MPs are particularly unimpressed with how the sector has responded to recent media coverage and are less likely to support charity campaigns in parliament
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