Newsletters Archive

August 29th 2013 - This newsletter looked at the fallout from the charity CEO salaries row, how to keep your volunteers and a Best Practice Guide to portraying beneficiaries was freebie of the fortnight.

August 15th 2013 - This time out we're looking at the 11 top tips from Joe Saxton on how to survive the world of management, plus we have a piece on how to bag your perfect third sector job. There's also another advert for freelancers and A Hidden Gem is Freebie of the Fortnight.

August 1st 2013 - We look at whether charities campaigns can ever really capture the nation's imagination and we talk about whether the crisis in Syria could be a game-changer for international aid. There's also a job advert and a new project announcement, while Passion, Persistence and Partnership takes its turn as Freebie of the Fortnight.

July 18th 2013 - This time we're looking at the difference between's some perceptions and reality and whether charities should try and set the record straight. There are 16 great tips on the world of work from Joe Saxton, while the Social Media League Table is Freebie of the Fortnight.

July 4th 2013 - This one sees us 'checkout' what charities can learn from supermarkets in terms of customer loyalty, why charities are walking a tightrope in Westminster and there's a great report on branding as Freebie of the Fortnight.

June 20th 2013 - This edition sees the launch of our brand new free report "Inside the mind of a grant-maker." We also give away three free presentations from our Insights event, there are 2 great blogs and you might win a prize for filling in out questionnaire.

June 6th 2013 - This newsletter looks at the key first steps for research, why charities should be looking to benefit from everyone's tax breaks and announces Insights is sold out, plus there are FIVE freebies of the fortnight.

May 23rd 2013 - This newsletter addresses the thorny issue of admin costs in one blog, whilst looking at whether impact reports could be ditched altogether. Building Trust and Confidence is Freebie of the Fortnight.

May 10th 2013 - This newsletter includes a fiery blog on why we both with references for job candidates, another with ideas on how to blog and Taking Nothing for Granted is freebie of the fortnight.

April 25th 2013 - This newsletter features the story of our HMRC audit, an invite to our free event and a PEST analysis is our two weekly treat.

April 11th 2013 - This newsletter sees the launch of our report calling for the deregulation of charity lotteries, why you can easily overcome barriers to blogging and the Major Donors report is our fortnightly freebie.

March 28th 2013 - This newsletter looks at why charities need to 'get local' before the postman comes, a chance to attend our free Fringe presentation and Gimme Gimme Gimme is freebie of the fortnight.

March 14th 2013 - This newsletter looks at how one man's crusade against the banks can inspire charities to be heard, whether volunteers can really save our libraries and a fortnightly freebie is introduced.

February 28th 2013 - This newsletter looks at how to avoid trial-by-Twitter, how to make the most of the 'selfish volunteer' and we have free research to give away!

February 14th 2013 - This newsletter looks at why it's so important to publicise the value of charity staff, how too many messages can blur your objective and our latest job vacancy.

January 31st 2013 - This newsletter unveils our latest report, Innovation (Still) Rules, looking at how charities can innovate, with views from the best minds in the sector. Plus, are we making the most of the Paralympic legacy?

January 10th 2013 - 2013's first newsletter looks at whether ignoring the frustations of donors is actually sustainable, five things a charity newbie has learned, plus some free research from our Primary Healthcare Monitor.

14 December 2012 - 2012's final newsletter presents our 12 Free Reports of Christmas! We also look at why there is still life in the collection bucket and what the ordinary person can do in the fight against climate change.

29 November 2012 - November's third newsletter calls for a panel of charities to be set up to monitor giving, why charities are never really independent plus our free Insights presentations.

15 November 2012 - November's second newsletter looks at how charities can bring politics back to the people and vice versa, how People and Planet are teaching the nation about Fairtrade and our next Insights event.

01 November 2012 - November's first newsletter looks at why MPs and charities need to work together, why a celebrity endorsement can be extremely risky and details some upcoming events.

18 October 2012 - October's second newsletter calls for the third sector to make it easy to see how much is spent on a cause, why charities need to be bold and take some risks and looks at events on the horizon.

04 October 2012 - October's first newsletter recommends how charities can build their trust levels and details the argument about whether trustees should be paid and the inherent risks.

20 September 2012 - September's second newsletter asks what is the point of charity anniversaries, contemplates whether you should pay your interns and offers our latest free research.

06 September 2012 - September's first newsletter looks at how Michele Madden, our MD, responds to our controversial blog from last month, how the Football League might have scored an own goal and your ideas for our next Insights event.

23 August 2012 - August's second newsletter looks at the controversial issue of time off in lieu in the charity sector, whether Net Promoter Scoring has a use in charity research and how to find out what MPs in devolved assemblies think of your organisation.

09 August 2012 - The first newsletter of August looks at putting the volunteer pedal to the medal, David vs Lottery Goliath and the regulation trail blazers.

24 July 2012 - Our second newsletter of July looks at how to get the best out of employee volunteering, the next step for your charity and four FREE presentations from our Insights event.

12 July 2012 - In the first of our new fortnightly newsletters, we look at what charities think makes the model grant-maker, how to find out how the public view your brand and all of our upcoming free research.

20 June 2012 - This months featured blog post gives patronage points to the members of the royal family, we look into how charities can make the most of legacy giving in the next decades, and highlight our Attitudes and Awareness Parliamentary Monitor for public service bodies.

23 May 2012 - In this edition you can read our latest blog post about corporate partnerships, find information about our Primary Healthcare Monitor and learn about technology-enabled giving.

25 April 2012 - This month we examine issues of donor trust, Joe Saxton asks for your feedback on lotteries and we showcase our Charity Media Monitor.

22 March 2012 - This newsletter features a report on the importance of resilience in the work place, as well as pieces on our Youth Engagement Monitor, plans for a new research product and an editorial on how to make your mark at Westminster.

22 February 2012 - Read about the governments lobbying register and charities, our involvement with the Clore Social Leadership Programme and how to make sure MP's and Lords notice your campaigns.

24 January  2012 - In 2012's first newsletter, find out why Charities should love being compared to Tesco. Learn about our brand new Christian Syndicate Monitor as well as what's happening at our offices here in Spitalfields.

15 December 2011-Our December newsletter takes you through the year we had at nfpSynergy. Take a look at some our our free reports, along with what to expect from 2012.

17 November 2011- In nfpSynergy's November newsletter read about the report on the benevolent sector, five things we can learn from Steve Jobs, our free reports on the future of digital fundraising, going green and much more

25 October 2011- In our October newsletter, find out how UK based charities can learn from the debate on aid effectiveness. Get a better understanding of your Local Authorities, through our Local Authorities Monitor and a peak into our presentations from our latest Insights event

21 September 2011- In September we launched the second version of our free report, Passion, Persistence and Partnership a copy of which is available on our website. You can also read about our thoughts on the recent riots as well as how you can survey the public in Ireland

23 August 2011- The August newsletter gives information about a digital communication conference and whether Charities have kept up in speaking directly to LGB consumers. The edition also covers our latest press release and more nfpSynergy news

18 July 2011 - Our latest newsletter on internships, we tell you about our Youth Engagement Monitor, our partnership with Clore Social leadership, presentations from our latest Insights event and much more.

21 June 2011 - Our June newsletter looks at Qualitative research and some common questions we get asked. We let you know about our Primary Healthcare Monitor and our Scottish Charity Engagement Monitor, and read our report about the abolition of cheques.

19 May 2011 - May's newsletter looked at the different giving trends of different generations and the best ways in which to reach these groups. We also give you a run down of our most popular tracking research The Charity Awareness Monintor (CAM). There is general company news and much more.

14 April 2011 - April's newsletter had an editorial on the Big Society and its impact on the Third Sector and the attitudes of the public towards it. There is information on how you can discover what young people think about your charity with our Youth Engagement Monitor. As well as a brief introduction to any bespoke research we can do for you.

17 March 2011 - Our March newsletter had a great free report 'Gimme, Gimme, Gimme' which is on fundraising for small organisations. We had an editorial on what new MPs think about charities and how charities are engaging with them. As well as showing you how you can get heard at westminster with our Charity Parliamentary Monitor.

17 February 2011 - In February, we had a special report on how PEST factors are effecting charities today. We also had an editorial investigating the pros and cons of employee volunteering. We gave information about one of our monitors which looks into charity awareness in Northern Ireland. As well as this we look at volunteering trends since 2001 and show the implications of this.

20 January 2011 - In 2011's first newsletter we have information about the Green Paper that was publised at Christmas. We give you some information about our Brand Awareness monitor as well as way to talk to faith communities.

16th December 2010 - In the last newsletter of 2010 we look into whether targeting worshippers is relevant or not when coming from non faith based charities. We also look back over our free reports and we also give you information about our charity parliamentary monitor.

23 November 2010 - Our November newsletter talks about Young people and Governance, tells you about our Northern Irish Charity Engagement Monitor as well as discussing whether donating goods and services is valuable or whether cash is still king. 

21 October 2010
- This month we've been busy finishing our It's competition but not as we know it report, preparing our benevolent fund survey so let us know if you work for a benevolent organisation and we tell you about the use if information in charities. Also, two exciting surveys to be a part of....

18 May 2010 -  Find out if charities put service users at the heart of everything they do; our Summer Insights Event is in June and our new RegionalCAM tracking research is here!

23 April 2010 - How to make your organisation more innovative, our free state of the third sector report and our UK fundraising Benchmark survey.

11 March 2010 -  Putting a face to the numbers with qualitative research, Vodafone drop their charges for charity text messaging, and why Stephen Fry should be Prime Minister.

25 February 2010 - Our top ten most popular free reports, and how our research can help you measure your charity's brand

11 February 2010 - Our latest survey on competition, news on Scottish donations, and how Amnesty International and Livability use our data..

28 January 2010 - Do charities focus too much on money and not enough on ideas? And data showing that the public may cut back on charitable spending

14 January 2010 - New year's resolutions to help you raise brand awareness, State of the Sector results, and CAM fact of the fortnight.

17 December 2009 - Our greatest hits edition: the most popular free reports, editorials, and presentations on our website in 2009.

27 November 2009 - How to grow the fundraising cake: six innovative ideas. Plus an exciting conference from CharityComms

12 November 2009 - Creative development research, strategic decision making, and phone companies cutting text donation fees

22 October 2009 - Building awareness online, our review of the Code of Good Governance, and the research fundraisers want

8 October 2009 - Fundraising at the end of the recession, our regional Parliamentary surveys, and how to get the message across

25 September 2009 - Involving the public in political campaigning, Parliamentary conferences, and how to bring innovation to your charity

3 September 2009 - Our research in Ireland, a giving survey, and what characterises the 21st Century Volunteer

24 August 2009 - How CEOs can help with branding and what the public expects from an ideal charity

4 August 2009 - Integrated communications, our Autumn Insights event, and our ten most popular reports

July 2009 - Getting Kids Outdoors with the Scouts, 5 easy branding exercises for charities, and better campaigning at Westminster

June 2009 - Includes our free report on SMS messaging for charities, creative development case study for Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, our research in Scotland