The New Alchemy Part 1: How volunteering turns donations of time and talent into human gold

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 11 Aug 2014

This is our second major report on volunteering. We published The 21st Century Volunteer in 2005 and it was our most popular free report for many years. But over time, many things in the world of volunteering, charities and the wider economic, social and political climate have changed. 

The Six Reports of Summer

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 5 Jun 2014

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?

Thanks for everything! How do charities recognise and say ‘thank you’ to their key donors

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 29 May 2014

Charities have always relied on fundraising to survive, coming up with new and exciting methods alongside the staple ones that have existed for years. But how do they recognise the impact donors have on their work? And how do they say thank you? This feel-good report looks into how charities give a little back to the people helping them make a difference.


Talk to MPs early and often in election run-up, new report urges charities

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 12 May 2014


Regular personal contact and credible campaigns key to getting politicians’ attention and support

It is vital for charities to talk to MPs early, often and about credible campaigns, according to a new report out today. ‘Nine campaign tactics for charities to consider before a General Election’ is written by research consultancy nfpSynergy and urges charities to act quickly and effectively.

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