Drawing on findings from our research in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, this weeks blog explores the public's preference for supporting locally or nationally based charities and provides examples of how charities are connecting with local communities.
Our blog this week draws on findings from our Journalist’s Attitudes and Awareness Monitor. We reflect on the potential importance of journalists for the charity sector in five years’ time, the impact of social media and the types of messages journalists are interested in.
As we approach what has been called the most depressing day of the year, this week's blog looks into how mental health and wellbeing charities are changing the narratives surrounding "Blue Monday" to make it a more positive day and to encourage the British public to speak more about mental health.
As we enter the festive season our blog this week reflects on the partnerships between companies and charities, through Christmas ads. We explore some of our festive favourites and discuss whether charities get enough recognition or if, in fact, they are airbrushed out.
Our blog this week highlights three key findings from our latest charity survey with individuals who identify as LGBTQ+, including faviourite charity causes, levels of trust in charities and other institutions, and whether charities are seen as supporters of the LGBTQ+ community.
The fourth in our series of reports on the impact of Covid-19 on charities, this weeks blog summarises our findings from 20 interviews conducted in May/June with charities of varied sizes and sectors on their experience of the pandemic, as well as hopes and fears for the future.
Last week Joe Saxton announced that he was selling nfpSynergy to Cian Murphy and Tim Harrison-Byrne. On this week's blog they talk us through their experience at nfpSynergy and future plans for the company.
Last year, we released our ‘Going Viral’ report, exploring the initial response to the Covid-19 outbreak by charities. This is the second year of Covid-19, and it was time to revisit and delve into the experiences of charities in the sector again to take a longer-term perspective on the pandemic and its impact on the sector.
Joe Saxton has sold nfpSynergy to colleagues Cian Murphy and Tim Harrison-Byrne. The blog marks the end of an era, with Joe briefly reflecting on his time at nfpSynergy, and sharing a bit of what he might get up to in the future.
In this week's blog, Joe Saxton reflects on the language that charities have created as their own. He argues that while this language can sometimes be appropriate, it can at times be confusing and off-putting when talking to their supporters.
Did you know that Hispanic Heritage Month takes place each year from the 15th of September to the 15th of October? In lieu of this occasion, Alison Forero reflects on the charity sector in Colombia, her home country.
Found yourself feeling disheartened by unwavering brand awareness measures? This weeks blog discusses our tool, the Charity Brand Evaluator, which aims to look beyond awareness and reveals other dimensions of a charity brand such as personality, visibility and differentiation.
By the end of 2020, we found 1 in 4 people were concerned about their own mental health. Bringing these numbers to life, a member of the nfpSynergy team shares their experience of poor mental health during the pandemic.