N Ireland research on trust in charities

New research from the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland shows that over three quarters of people in Northern Ireland have a medium to high level of trust and confidence in charities.

Launched by the Communities Minister, this is the first such research from the regulator, and compares well with recent England and Wales research results.

The full ‘Public trust and confidence in charities’ research report (of 105 pages), as well as smaller, snapshot reports focusing on specific areas,  are available from the CCNI news item. » Continue reading news item ... “N Ireland research on trust in charities”

Official ideas on tackling low trust in charities

Following its report which found a reduction in public trust and confidence in charities, the Charity Commission (England and Wales) has published four blogs with its thoughts on what can be done to re-build this trust.

A Commission news item gives a quick run down of what each blog covers, saying that the last three “collectively … create an action plan for charities and the public on trust”. » Continue reading news item ... “Official ideas on tackling low trust in charities”

Sector bodies creating charity communication tools

A good place for Scottish charities

Scottish voluntary sector body SCVO has created a new website as “a space where good causes and the public can come together, share and learn from each other”.

The Good HQ platform is in its beta, pre-launch, phase and feedback on how it works is encouraged. It aims to enables people to:

  • share your passion for the causes you care about.
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Use and views of charity in the street

A new report from Charities Aid Foundation looks at the levels of charity use across the UK, and also public trust in and awareness of the sector.

CAF’s news release on ‘Charity Street II: A report into how we use charities in the UK’ leads with

People living in the UK’s most deprived areas use fewer charities than those living in the most advantaged areas, but they are the more likely to view them as essential or very important to their lives.

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Bold and imaginative response to changing times needed from charities

Sector think tank NPC has published the first report from its ‘State of the Sector’ programme, which aims to inject new thinking and ideas about how sector leaders can respond to the changing environment.

The report ‘Boldness in times of change’ makes the case for a bold and imaginative response.

“We believe that there is both an opportunity and a necessity for charities, social enterprises and funders to rethink how they use the resources available to them, to reimagine how they are supported and to refresh their approach to leadership.”

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Trust in charities surveyed around the UK

The Charity Commission (England and Wales) has published its latest research into trust and confidence in charities. This finds a fall to the lowest recorded level since monitoring began in 2005.

The report attributes the fall to

“critical media coverage of charity practices, distrust about how charities spend donations, and a lack of knowledge among the public about where their donations go. Perceptions of aggressive fundraising tactics have also contributed to the decline in trust.”

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