'Do-gooders', so called by Home Secretary Priti Patel, continue to plug the gaps in society left by the inaction of the current government. In this week's guest blog Peter Markham, a correspondent for the Immigration Advice Service, digs a little deeper into this worrying trend and questions what this means for charity in the UK.
The pandemic has affected most parts of the charity sector, and volunteering is no exception. In this week's blog Max Roche looks at six defining trends of the pandemic with regard to volunteering and examines the differences across age and gender.
2020 has been a year of ups, downs, twists, turns and u-turns. In this week's blog, Joe Saxton reflects on an unprecedented year within the charity sector discussing the successes and failures that have characterised 2020.
The divergent pathways taken by governments across the United Kingdom towards the handling of the pandemic has illustrated the increased strength and identity of the devolved nations. This week Peter Dawson reflects on the implications of this divergence on the charity sector and asks how charities can adapt to an increasingly parochial public sphere.
In this week's blog, Research Assistant Max Roche delves into some of our Charity Parliamentary Monitor research with MPs to investigate the relationship between charities, government, and celebrities.
Last week CAF released a report saying that the public have given an extra £800m during the first six months of this year, compared to last. The research flows against the tide of almost all other research carried out during Covid. This week's blog looks at the reasons why CAF's research needs to be interrogated and treated with caution. Read the blog here:
This weekend we continued our series of polls to understand public reactions to the pandemic and charities. Case numbers, hospitalisations and deaths have all increased dramatically since our previous wave of fieldwork so now is a particularly important moment to try and gauge how the public is feeling. Explore our results in this week's blog.
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.
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.
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.