We know certain groups and communities have experienced the coronavirus pandemic differently. So what about different nations? In this week's blog, we look at opinions in the devolved nations of Scotland and Wales, examining attitudes towards the handling of the pandemic and the charity sector itself.
How many times have you heard the phrase 'follow the science' recently? Our blog this week looks at how public attitudes towards science and scientists could affect the work of health/medical research charities.
The pandemic has exposed more clearly than ever the paradox of the work of charities vs their public image. Charities continue to do fantastic work, yet so much is overlooked. Is it time for an honest conversation about creating a better brand for the sector?
Only 54% of the public report having given in last 3 months, and 28% say they’ve given less in last 12 months than previous years. Find out more about what this could mean for your charity in our blog this week.
Berni first joined nfpSynergy as an Admin and Finance Officer in July 2015, providing admin support to the Business Team as well as completing the company's book-keeping. She is now Head of Finance and People.
Jemma has been in the research industry for over 20 years since leaving University and has worked across numerous industry sectors specialising in Charity and Consumer research. Jemma is a part-time Data Processor at nfpSynergy.
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.