We are pleased to launch a new way of looking at the charity sector. Its an archetype analysis of the income and expenditure types in charities. It allows charities, donors and others to understand what the benchmark is for each type of charity, and so make sure that judgements are made based on norms of income and expenditure for similar charities. At present using ‘average’ figures for the whole sector is like comparing apples, oranges and bananas by reference to the ‘typical’ fruit.
Our analysis looks at the accounts of over 2500 charities with an income of over £5million and suggests there are six different types of income/expenditure model or archetype. While a charity can be a mix of archetypes most have a dominant one. The six types starting with the largest category by number are:
- Contractors/service providers
- Linked trusts
- Investment trusts.
- Legacy fundraisers
Joe Saxton said:
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