Show me the money! The challenges in how charities present their financial information to the public

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 12 Mar 2020

How charities spend their money remains a key concern for current and potential donors. In this report we examine how a selected sample of UK charities present their key financial information to the general public, exploring both the content and form of this information. We find that it is clear charities are working hard to demonstrate how much they are achieving through the income they raise and how efficiently this is being done. However, there are a number of recurrent issues that are worth highlighting: 

Half of people very annoyed by doorstep and telephone fundraising

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 21 May 2015

Almost one in two people find it ‘very annoying’ to be asked to give to charity on their doorstep or over the telephone, according to new research. A third of people also dislike being approached to sign up to a charity in the street, with collection buckets the preferred way to be asked for money.

Majority of people disagree with charity lottery regulations, new report shows

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 3 Mar 2015

Three in four people feel that charity lotteries should be free to raise as much money as the National Lottery, new research shows. Just the Ticket, written by research consultancy nfpSynergy, also reveals that most people feel lotteries run by good causes should not be capped and do not affect their other donations.

The New Alchemy Part 1: How volunteering turns donations of time and talent into human gold

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 11 Aug 2014

This is our second major report on volunteering. We published The 21st Century Volunteer in 2005 and it was our most popular free report for many years. But over time, many things in the world of volunteering, charities and the wider economic, social and political climate have changed. 

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