Through our research with MPs, MLAs, MSPs and MSs, we discovered that the Black Lives Matter campaign was one of the most divisive of any campaign or movement we have tested in our research in recent years (particularly in Westminster).
With over 20 years since power was devolved to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, it’s a good time to find out how well charities have adapted their structures, strategies and staffing to respond to devolution.
Covid-19 has greatly impacted the work of Fundraising Directors. Our blog proposes that the role is in need of a complete overhaul, and should encompass charity income maximisation in its broadest sense.
'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 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.
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.
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.
What is it like to be working with MPs and trying to influence change in the current political and social climate? We interviewed 7 people from a range of charities who are working with MPs at the moment to discover the challenges (and opportunities) they are facing.