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State of the third sector 2009
State of the third sector 2009
State of the third sector 2009
State of the third sector 2009
State of the third sector 2009
State of the third sector 2009
State of the third sector 2009
State of the third sector 2009
State of the third sector 2009
State of the third sector 2009
State of the third sector 2009
State of the third sector 2009
State of the third sector 2009
State of the third sector 2009
State of the third sector 2009
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State of the third sector 2009

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The key challenges for the sector identified by the public in our recent survey

The key challenges for the sector identified by the public in our recent survey

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  • 1. nfpSynergy Summer Insights Wednesday 16 th June 2010 20 Cavendish Square
  • 2. State of the Third Sector 2009 Michele Madden
  • 3. Key points <ul><li>Fundraising is the key skills gap and challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Successful investment in the sector is not just about money </li></ul><ul><li>Organisational size affects views of the sector </li></ul><ul><li>Survive or thrive </li></ul><ul><li>What does the new government hold? </li></ul>
  • 4. Biggest Challenges for Charities What are the three biggest challenges facing your organisation? Please pick the top 3 Base:618 State of the Third Sector Survey, 2009, nfpSynergy
  • 5. Biggest Challenges for Charities Skills Base:585 State of the Third Sector Survey, 2009, nfpSynergy Which five of these skills or expertise are you finding in short supply, or would ideally like to have more of, in your charity?’
  • 6. Theme 1: Funds, funding and fundraising really matter <ul><li>Many of our charity respondents were concerned with the need to make ends meet </li></ul><ul><li>The sector wants to grow other sources of income in order to make up the shortfall from government </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of volunteering has received a healthy dose of funds, while fundraising development has received negligible funds </li></ul><ul><li>This will need to be redressed </li></ul>
  • 7. Perceived impact of Government initiatives Money to the Sector Supporting the Sector ‘ Please tell us which government initiatives relating specifically to the third sector you think either have had, or will have, the biggest impact on your charity.’ Base:653 State of the Third Sector Survey, 2009, nfpSynergy
  • 8. Theme 2: The sector needs ideas as much as investment to thrive <ul><li>Initiatives which make a broad and high-profile contribution to sector funding have been the most positively received - Gift Aid Big Lottery Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Charity Commission, the Compact and Capacitybuilders all have a disproportionately positive response for the level of their funding </li></ul><ul><li>A positive image doesn’t always mean that they have been successful </li></ul><ul><li>How can initiatives be created and supported which benefit the sector, without simply handing out more money? </li></ul><ul><li>Non-profit organisations are based on ideas that will make a difference, and the sector needs a few more of these in the decade ahead. </li></ul>
  • 9. Perceived impact of Government initiatives By size (annual turnover) Money to the Sector Supporting the Sector Base: 272 charities with turnover less than £1m, 137 £1-5m, 151 more then £5m State of the Third Sector Survey, 2009, nfpSynergy ‘ Please tell us which government initiatives relating specifically to the third sector you think either have had, or will have, the biggest impact on your charity.’ – Impact for the better
  • 10. Impact of infrastructure bodies By size ‘ There are a lot of sector and infrastructure bodies in the third sector. Please tell us which have the biggest impact on you and your work.’ Base: 258 charities with turnover less than £1m, 132 £1-5m, 144 more then £5m State of the Third Sector Survey, 2009, nfpSynergy
  • 11. Theme 3: The size of an organisation has a huge impact on how it sees the world <ul><li>The size of an organisation affects its concerns and experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Perceptions of government initiatives and perceptions of the impact of third sector bodies were highly dependent on the size of the respondent’s organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Many stakeholders in the sector, who have very different needs </li></ul><ul><li>Very few initiatives or activities will affect all organisations equally </li></ul><ul><li>Being clear about who can and should benefit from an initiative is key to ensuring its effectiveness </li></ul>
  • 12. Impact of the recession By size The recession has had an impact on the third sector in a range of ways. We want to find out the different ways in which it has impacted on your organisation. Base: 278 charities with turnover less than £1m, 139 £1-5m, 156 more then £5m State of the Third Sector Survey, 2009, nfpSynergy
  • 13. Theme 4: The struggle to survive and thrive <ul><li>Accessing and sustaining a stable source of funding is the main concern for small organisations, while large organisations are more concerned with growing or sustaining voluntary income – how can this happen in an era of recession and public spending cuts? </li></ul><ul><li>Small organisations have a special set of needs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>least likely to be reached by sector bodies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>income is most affected by the recession </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>while large and mid-size organisations may struggle to grow, small organisations struggle to survive </li></ul></ul>
  • 14. Theme 4: The struggle to survive and thrive <ul><li>Need clear ideas as to how such organisations can be supported from survival to flourishing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>painful (forced mergers) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>difficult (the creation of shared back office functions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>radical (sharing peripatetic fundraising support advisors) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All organisations need to work smarter, to do more with less, and to see government as providing a level playing field rather than funds </li></ul>
  • 15. Sector opinions on politics By size ‘ What difference do you think politicians have made and will make to the sector?’ Agree + Strongly agree Base: 276 charities with turnover less than £1m, 139 £1-5m, 154 more then £5m State of the Third Sector Survey, 2009, nfpSynergy
  • 16. Theme 5: The sector is uncertain about the Conservative party <ul><li>Third Sector has felt positive towards the Labour government, and would have liked another Labour government going forward </li></ul><ul><li>The stance of the Conservative party regarding the third sector has changed - interested and engaged in the sector, it is as much for its potential to deliver Conservative policy ideas - see it flourish in its own right </li></ul><ul><li>Until a new government is in place it is hard to know what the future will hold - budget deficits - recession - coming decade will be very different </li></ul>
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