Changing patterns of giving and volunteering

Sector consultancy nfpSynergy has put together some stats in ‘Facts and Figures – Baby Boomers, Charities, and an Ageing Population’.

“Ageing baby boomers entering retirement have always represented a huge potential for the charity sector not only as donors, but also as volunteers, with many living longer, healthier lives. Worryingly, however, a significant funding chasm is emerging between baby boomers and the preceding generation, who tend both to give more and volunteer in larger numbers.”

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Data use in the voluntary sector – understanding and improving

Sector umbrella body NCVO is running a ‘Better data survey for voluntary organisations’.

As the producer of the Civil Society Almanac and data website, NCVO analyses and provides data about how the sector is doing, and also supports organisations to make better use of their own and publicly available data.

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International giving and development

New research on risk for working in international development, and on giving levels around the world.

Risk Index for international organisations

A new index to measure the changes in perceived risk versus actual losses for International NGOs has been produced. As reported by sector umbrella body BOND, the first results for summer 2015 show the top six global risks as

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Input requested to N Ireland sector survey

Northern Ireland’s umbrella body NICVA has launched its seventh State of the Sector survey, which has been circulated to nearly 5,000 voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in Northern Ireland.

NIStateof Sector7The State of the Sector survey explores key areas such as workforce, income, expenditure and volunteering and has become a valuable resource for the voluntary and community sector.  The survey is run by NICVA every three years and provides respondents with an opportunity to provide information about an organisation and the work that it does. 

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Income struggles for charities

A new report finds that charities in England have not seen the recovery experienced by the economy overall.

With sector income flat-lining since 2009, projections show a £4.6bn shortfall in income by 2018/19 – the result of cuts to government contract and grant income, tepid growth in donations from the public, and inflation. Small and medium-sized organisations have been hardest hit, with charities with incomes between £100,000 and a million pounds seeing the biggest falls in their income and assets.

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