In May we saw a number of public bodies, such as the NHS, reach a peak in our measures of public trust. Charities, worryingly, seem to buck that trend. In this week's blog, Cian Murphy reflects on the potential reasons behind this and the implications for the sector:
Earlier this year nfpSynergy surveyed 143 grantees and 218 unsuccessful applicants from The John Ellerman Foundation to understand how charities have been impacted by Covid-19, and the overall effectiveness of the foundation. In this week's blog, Tim Harrison-Byrne discusses some of the insights from that research.
The royal family is intimately connected to the charity sector. Employing a range of strategies they engage with and support charities in a variety of ways. In this week's blog, Joe Saxton reflects on five of the most significant strategies of royal engagement with the sector and the effectiveness of each.
No one knows how long the pandemic will last and will keep affecting our lives – and our mental health. But what we know is that it’s likely that younger generations will be disproportionately hit by long-term consequences.
Volunteers have proved how crucial they are for the charity sector, and for society more broadly, during the Covid-19 pandemic. In this week's blog, Max Roche contextualises some recent changes in volunteering patterns within some longitudinal trends.
In this week's blog, Simona Battipaglia looks at the state of the international development sector and public attitudes towards it, highlighting why this is a decisive time for international development charities.
Should charities deliver public services?
In this week's blog, Joe Saxton explores public perception of charities as public service providers, and discusses what Covid-19 has revealed about charities who also fulfil public service roles.
This week's blog analyses the results from our fourth wave of research with the general public on the Coronavirus and charities. We analyse the change in public attitudes, including issues of concern, trust in sources of information and willingness to support charities.
In recent days and weeks, we have all been witness to a huge moment in the fight against racial inequality across the world. In the charity sector, questions are now being confronted as to how we better reflect the societies that we live and work in.
After discussing the eight flaws that the Coronavirus crisis revealed about the charity sector in his last week's blog, Joe takes a deeper look into the potential opportunities it generated and discusses the ways in which charities could make the most of those changes.