Sector struggle reflected in two survey results

Two separate ‘state of the sector’ reports were published this week.

The 2015 version of an annual set of surveys, ‘Managing in the New Normal’ was run by Charity Finance Group, Institute of Fundraising and PwC. Over 400 charities responded, with seventy per cent experiencing an increase in demand for services in the last 12 months, and the same number expecting an increase in the next year.

IoF news release at, or see Civil Society News. Download of the report (pdf 2.8MB) ‘Managing in the New Normal 2015 survey results‘ should start automatically from this link (and will want to go into full screen mode).

The Charities Aid Foundation and the Association of Chief Executives Voluntary Organisations published ‘Social Landscape – the state of charities and social enterprises in 2015’ the previous day. The headline from CAF’s press release is: One in seven charities are ‘struggling to survive’. And a third of charities have dipped into their reserves to cover an income shortfall in the last year, according to the survey of 572 voluntary sector chief executives.

Direct link to the report, pdf 726KB.