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The 12 Insights of Christmas

As it's the season of goodwill, we're giving away The 12 Insights of Christmas. They look at some of the key issues facing the charity sector and include research, interviews and advice from charities and from us. Unwrap our 12 free reports just in time for Christmas.

1. A Chief Concern - CEO salaries

Charity chief executives have recently found themselves under the spotlight in one area more than any other; their salaries. Our data, drawn from the country’s top 50 most recognisable charities, looks back at CEO pay from 2007-2012 and what drives it.

2. The Right Attitude

Segmenting your key audiences enables you to reach the right people with the right messages – the ones that will inspire people to make a difference will help you to grow your organisation and meet your objectives. This free report goes through some the benefits and drawbacks of some different approaches, with some words of advice from charities who've already done segmentation.

3. Inside the mind of a grant-maker

This report focuses on the relationship from grant-makers’ perspectives and is rich with quotes direct from the grant-makers themselves. What better way to get inside the mind of a grant-maker than to hear what they have to say?

4. How To Guides

This page contains four free guides on how to tackle several different aspects of research. They're short, quick-fire and easy-to-read and pose some of the questions you need to be asking, along with the answers you'll need to know. 

5. A Chance to Give

A staple part of the fundraising scene for years, lotteries are restricted by legislation and regulation from reaching their full potential. This report is a thorough review of the issues surrounding charity lotteries, complete with some recommendations we believe can begin to achieve what we're all striving for; more money for good causes.

6. Innovation (Still) Rules

What does innovation actually mean? And what are charities really doing to develop innovation processes, cultures and, more importantly, results? This practical guide will help you develop your innovation capabilities, whatever your level, experience or size of organisation. It provides examples of what others have done and things you must think about.

7. A Job Lot - 27 Survival tips for the world of work and management

After 25 years of working, Joe Saxton looks back at his career and shares some advice on survival in work and people management. There are some top tips, entertaining anecdotes and interesting analogies in a piece that is as useful to people starting out in their career as it is to those who have seen it all.

8. Strength in Numbers

This report looks at how independent hospices can raise more income from voluntary and donated sources to fund their work.

9. Autumn Insights Presentations

Each year, we run three Insights events where we give presentations on the key issues facing the sector. This presentation is a collection of those, featuring some research in action from beginning to end, political charities and what exactly drives charity chief executive pay.

10. Majority Report; 20 performance measures every charity should monitor

Charities will usually monitor finances, but this alone doesn't build an accurate picture of how the organisation is doing. Joe Saxton uses his experience of the charity sector to go through 20 things every charity should measure. There's also a handy template at the end.

11. A year in the life, from CharityComms

In the day of the internet, the annual report is changing. So when it comes to that time of year, what are your options? Check out some tips, testimonials and advice with this report from CharityComms.

12. Reading Between the Lines, from CharityComms

Has print had its day? Following a survey of 175 charity communicators about their digital and print magazines and newsletters, our friends at CharityComms have produced a picture of how the sector is adapting to the changing media habits of its audiences. You can get that one here.


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A Chief Concern
The Right Attitude
Inside the Mind of a Grant-maker
How To - Choose a Sample Guide
How To - Conduct Interviews
How To - Undertake Market Research
How To - Write a Discussion Guide
A Chance to Give
Innovation (Still) Rules
The Job Lot
Strength in Numbers
Autumn Insights
Majority Report

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