A Healthy Audience

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This 2019 report is based on updated research first conducted five years ago, in early 2014. The report looks at the relationship between the number of people with a particular medical condition or disability and the size of the largest charity supporting those affected. One of the key questions we try to answer is whether the number of people who have a condition determines the size of the charity associated with it. We have extended the report to include research looking at public perceptions of progress made by health charities.

Key findings:

Searching for Answers

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An overview of how transparent 50 UK charities are, based on the investigations of nfpSynergy's researchers.


The idea that the information the public wants should be both available and easily accessible has been encapsulated in a new buzzword - transparency. Since the CEO salary media storm back in 2013, many charities claimed they're now transparent. But is this really the case? How long does it take to find out a CEO's salary or how much a charity spends on admin? 

A Hidden Gem

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The Clore Social Leadership Programme aims to develop and connect aspiring leaders in the social sector who are working for the benefit of individuals and communities across the UK. nfpSynergy has been supporting Clore fellows on their research projects through a mixture of research. 

In this report, 2011 Clore Social Fellow Laura Hyde looks at the mutual benefits from an improved relationship between the student movement and the voluntary sector.

Social Media League Table

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This is a report we wrote to compare the "social media presence" (index reflecting Facebook ‘likes’, Twitter ‘followers’ and YouTube ‘subscribers’) of all UK charities. The report also analyses the Top 50 UK charities by fundraised income - comparing the Top 25 of those against the 25 most popular UK shops, and the Top 25 FTSE companies by market capitalization.

How do top charities compare with private sector giants? And is there a correlation between a charity’s income and its social media presence? Read on.


Navigating Public Attitudes towards Strikes

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Ben Roberts

This year has seen a ramping up of strike action across the UK. Workers from the public and private sectors are unifying left and right to demand better treatment from their employers, whether that’s better pay, improved working conditions, or revised contractual rights moving forward. While the reasons behind strike action are typically well-justified, the success of these campaigns can hinge on public perception. And when we explore these perceptions, we often find that there are complex dynamics at play.

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