A Healthy Audience

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 30 May 2019

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

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 8 Oct 2014

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

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 13 Aug 2011

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

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 11 May 2011

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.


The nfpResearch Small Charity Research Award Winners

Submitted by ben.roberts on 20 Apr 2023

Tim Harrison-Byrne

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.  

From nfpSynergy to nfpResearch: A Look Back on a Transformative Year

Submitted by ben.roberts on 23 Dec 2022

As the year comes to a close, we at nfpResearch want to take a moment to reflect on all that we have accomplished in the past 12 months.

It’s been a big year for our organisation – in February, we finalised our rebrand from nfpSynergy to nfpResearch. This decision made for a significant undertaking, but we believe that the past year has proved us right that this new brand better reflects the focus and direction of our organization. We are dedicated to providing high-quality research and insights to the non-profit sector, and our new name captures this commitment.

The nfpResearch Small Charity Research Award

Submitted by ben.roberts on 16 Dec 2022

Today nfpResearch is launching its first Small Charity Research Award. This is an opportunity for a charity with an income under £1 million / €1 million to receive a £10,000 research project for free. The nfpResearch team will work closely with the successful charity to design a research project to fulfil your charity and research objectives. 

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