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?
As the Lobbying Bill trundles through Parliament, the nightmare of charities being severely limited in politically representing their beneficiaries threatens to become a reality. So what exactly 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'?
Being immersed in our sector, it can be easy to forget that we’re subject to a lot more news about charity than the general public. Sure, there are a few items that have a wide reach: scandals, Christmas ad round-ups, the occasional accusation from a politico. Or, charities can be used as a peripheral indicator of hardship, with a presence around the war in Ukraine, death of the Queen, or cost-of-living crisis. But in general, the relationship between the public and charities falls back on the belief that no news is good news.
The last five years have presented a number of challenges for charity media teams. An existential political crisis that came with the 2015 European referendum, followed by a global pandemic has meant news cycles have been dominated by major national issues.
Has the rise of social media eclipsed the role of journalism within the charity sector?
This week's blog summarises 10 key findings from our 'Hidden But Vital: Charities and the Pandemic' report, just in case you're short on time.
We're thinking ahead to what the media landscape may look like post Covid-19, with suggestions for what charity media teams might want to be aware of in the coming months to best leverage their relationships with journalists and the media.
As Covid-19 dominates the headlines, this week’s blog explores how charities can get media coverage as well as journalists' attitudes towards charities.
Last year, we conducted some research looking into how you can get your CEO to get good press for your charity; and now, we've done it again. Find out what journalists think makes an effective charity CEO, and how your CEO could engage better with the press.