Over a quarter of UK adults say they have volunteered in the last three months"It’s particularly good that young people are finally becoming more involved in volunteering. Charities have to make sure the idea appeals to a variety of ages and isn’t just stereotyped as elderly people staffing charity shops and tombolas.
In 2010, the think tank Demos published a report entitled ‘Dying for Change’ highlighting some of the challenges facing hospices in the future. Help the Hospices responded to this by setting up the Commission into the Future of Hospice Care to provide guidance, information and options for hospices to inform their strategic position and offerings in the next 10 to 20 years.
This is a presentation of our data on the public's opinion about charity spending. We also have a video of this presentation here, presented by Joe Saxton, with some great insight and explanation of what the data means for charities.
Veto on first class travel would build confidence in charity spending“What charities need to remember is that if London offices or £100k salaries are worthwhile, they need to scream and shout about why. The sector needs to talk about these issues now, not hope that nobody notices what they are doing.
Charities still fourth most trusted UK insitutionScouts and Guides now second behind Armed Forces“Charities need to capitalise on their high levels of trust. It’s time the sector abandoned its laissez-faire approach and started tackling some issues head on.
Patterns of adult charity awareness and engagement formed over teenage years, new research shows"Some charities may spend the next 20 years trying to catch up with the brand awareness and levels of support being formed with others at school.
nfpSynergy report calls for charities and grant-makers to set up joint code of good practice and forum for developing intelligent funding"The current approach is ignoring the substantial benefits and cost-savings which we believe could go to both charities and grant-makers.
Written by Jonathan Taylor as part of the Clore Social Leadership Programme we've been supporting, this report looks at the role of charity directors and whether they can achieve a balance between leadership responsibilities and participating in their senior team. It summarises the views of 12 individuals, half of whom are ex-financial directors and half of whom are current senior members of charity management teams.
New nfpSynergy report calls for win/win on charity lottery regulationCharities are missing out on vital funds because their lotteries are being stifled, a new report argues. ‘A Chance to Give’, published by research consultancy nfpSynergy, is calling for an overhaul of unnecessary legislation they say “has not kept up with the real world” and is hurting a vital fundraising tool.
Olympics fail to inspire 7 in 10 adults to volunteer, but half of young people now keen"The time to act was right away to build on the momentum of the games and it looks like the government and the Olympic legacy organisations have either tried and failed, or missed the opportunity completely.
It's fair to say that lottery deregulation for charities has been an issue for decades. Lotteries have been a staple part of the fundraising scene for years, but they are restricted by legislation and regulation from reaching their full potential.
More than half of people are against paying trustees and a third are against paying CEOs“I wonder if the paid CEOs who happily say trustees shouldn’t be paid because of public trust will take any take any notice of the public’s reticence to pay CEOs.
Half of English and Welsh people less likely to give to charities working in an independent Scotland“The recent report from the Carnegie Trust shows that many charities in Scotland aren’t thinking about what independence might mean. I dread to think how little UK-wide charities have done regarding the ramifications for them.