Small Charity Index shows high demand, low income

The Small Charity Index, launched by the Foundation for Social Improvement in June to “create a stronger voice for charities by providing a monthly ‘pulse of the sector’ report”, has produced its first quarterly review. It finds a huge increase in demand for the services from small charities while seeing a drop in voluntary income. FSI says that the index publishes reports from a database of charities that are representative of the small charity sector as a whole by income, cause type, and geographical location. » Continue reading news item ... “Small Charity Index shows high demand, low income”

Volunteers come at a cost

Stephen Bubb, of charity chief executives body ACEVO, tells George Osborne and others that it costs to recruit and manage volunteers, and to take this into account in any involvement of the sector in the Help to Work scheme. On The Guardian’s Voluntary Sector Network.

Another article on that Voluntary Sector Network asks whether, with the number of elderly volunteers rising, are NGOs and charities investing enough time and resources to make the most of their experience and skills? » Continue reading news item ... “Volunteers come at a cost”