It's Christmas time and as per tradition we're giving away 12 more of our reports. They address key issues like lobbying, fundraising and trust, plus a couple of niche ones like Gift Aid and media spending. Enjoy!
We've been sending out quite a few free reports recently, so we thought we'd put them all in one convenient place. Here's a preview of what's available:
The Politics of Charities
What do the public think about charities having the right to lobby? And what does it mean to MPs and journalists for charities to 'be political'?
Global Digital Fundraising
Global communication has opened up new opportunities to engage with communities and key audiences. So what does this mean for non-profits in different environments?
Taking nothing for granted: a research report into what charities think a model grant-maker looks like - Executive Summary
In early 2012 the John Ellerman Foundation embarked on a strategic review to find out what a model grant-maker looks like in the eyes of applicants and grantees, and compare practices in the grant-making sector. nfpSynergy was commissioned to carry out independent research with charities and their fundraisers. The report is the result of this research. You can download the Executive Summary on this page. The full report is available free here.
Taking nothing for granted: a research report into what charities think a model grant-maker looks like
In early 2012 the John Ellerman Foundation embarked on a strategic review to find out what a model grant-maker looks like in the eyes of applicants and grantees, and compare practices in the grant-making sector. nfpSynergy was commissioned to carry out independent research with charities and their fundraisers. This report is a result of that research.
We at nfpResearch recently collaborated with the Garfield Weston Foundation to help them better understand the experiences of their grant holders and unsuccessful applicants. The goal of the research was to discover the strengths of the Foundation and their processes, as well as to identify avenues for improvement based on the feedback.
Mark Pierce, Associate Director of Knowledge and Research at the Community Foundation
At the Community Foundation we like to think we have a fairly close relationship with our grantees, and that they wouldn’t be too shy to tell us where we could be doing better. And a bit of constructive criticism is genuinely appreciated. But we also know it can be difficult, particularly if you are a new grantee or have been unsuccessful in applying, to raise concerns about how a funding partner conducts their business.
When we first announced our Small Charity Research Award in December of last year, we were blown away by the response from the sector. Our offer was to provide a bespoke research project to a charity in the UK or Ireland with an income of under £1m – a testament to our belief in the power of research to build charities up.
Tim Harrison-Byrne & Rosie Burrells
"Why would you get involved with our bureaucratic funder in order to fund your social action or your change?”
This question was asked by a participant in our Spring 2021 research with leaders in the grantmaking sector. It introduces our blog for this week, which summarises what this audience perceive as the biggest challenges currently facing this sector, and their outlook on the future.