"Public sceptical about paying any charity staff", says Joe SaxtonPeople are quite well informed about who is paid towards the top of charities, with 80% saying they think chief executives are paid and 74% saying the same about directors.
After the Paralympics, Scope conducted a poll among 400 disabled people and the people caring for them. It showed 72% of them thought the Games had a positive effect on attitudes towards disabled people.
Over the last decade a slow motion drama has unfolded between fundraisers and the public from whom they want to fundraise. As fundraisers have had to raise ever more amounts to fund the work of their organisations, they have blocked their ears to the voices of donors who have tried to tell them that they don’t like the techniques they now deploy.
When I started my internship here last July, I didn't know much about the charity sector. Aside from a newspaper story I wrote for the British Heart Foundation and a week’s work experience there, I scarcely knew my Band Aid from my Gift Aid.
People also very concerned about ‘how donations are spent’ and ‘high staff salaries’"The evidence is clear; people want to know how their donations are spent. Charities should sing from the rooftops about what they spend their money on.
1. A Hidden Gem - Resilience report from the Clore Social Leadership ProgrammeThe Clore Social Leadership Programme aims to develop and connect aspiring leaders in the social sector who are working for the benefit of individuals and communities across the UK.
In today's world, a charity's brand has become a vitally important part of its appeal. Branding Inside Out, produced by CharityComms, has been compiled with the guidance of a steering group of brand experts.
We took part in an online debate on giving for the Guardian recently and among the many interesting points raised, someone argued that the day of standing on street corners collecting for charities had passed. He proposed, quite well, that charities should focus on other methods.