The Ukraine crisis response shows the appetite of the public to help, but also the risk to charities of disintermediation

Submitted by Rebecca Thomas on 21 Apr 2022
This week’s blog looks into the general public’s response to the Ukraine crisis, exploring the most popular methods of support and what this means for charities. Will disintermediation hinder charities and effective aid? How can charities overcome this challenge?

Understanding localism in the devolved nations – what can charities learn from local campaigns?

Submitted by Rebecca Thomas on 10 Feb 2022

Peter Dawson

How do charities appeal directly to the communities they operate in? The past two years have given us abundant scope to view how charities have interacted with the localities around them. Grassroot charities were at the heart of the COVID-19 response, displaying their agility and knowledge of the areas they covered to help the most vulnerable people affected by the pandemic. But what of larger charities – how do some of these organisations connect with local bases?

Charity voices need to be heard – so what’s the best way of getting the message out?

Submitted by Rebecca Thomas on 3 Feb 2022

Max Roche

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.

Three key findings from our recent charity engagement research with LGBTQ+ individuals

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 24 Nov 2021

Our blog this week highlights three key findings from our latest charity survey with individuals who identify as LGBTQ+, including faviourite charity causes, levels of trust in charities and other institutions, and whether charities are seen as supporters of the LGBTQ+ community.

Gone Viral - blog & video summarising our research on Covid and charities

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 17 Nov 2021

The fourth in our series of reports on the impact of Covid-19 on charities, this weeks blog summarises our findings from 20 interviews conducted in May/June with charities of varied sizes and sectors on their experience of the pandemic, as well as hopes and fears for the future.

Gone Viral - The impact of a second year of Covid-19 on charities

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 11 Nov 2021

Last year, we released our ‘Going Viral’ report, exploring the initial response to the Covid-19 outbreak by charities. This is the second year of Covid-19, and it was time to revisit and delve into the experiences of charities in the sector again to take a longer-term perspective on the pandemic and its impact on the sector.

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