SHINING THE SPOTLIGHT ON CHARITIES

We work to create a positive climate for charities to operate in and raise awareness of the impact that they make.
 
This blog features our take on what’s going on in the world of charities, ranging from the latest in legislation to what emerging trends and themes across society mean for the future of the sector. Keep up-to-date as we unpick the political, social and news environment and what it all means for charities.

  • 8 July 2022 

    Has the pandemic put a dent in charities' political engagement?

    Charities play a central role in the public debate and enable supporters to advocate for wider policy change. However findings from the recently published UK Giving Report, which looks at donor behaviour, indicate that levels of political engagement declined in 2021. In this blog we dig into key factors behind this drop. 
  • 23 May 2022 

    The Queen’s Speech 2022: Will Government make use of opportunities to improve charities’ resilience?

    The Queen’s Speech focused this year on the Government’s priority of containing public spending and controlling the deficit. The consequences of Covid spending and resulting pressures on the public purse are to be mitigated mainly through economic growth. Regional growth and addressing disparities across the UK featured heavily across the 38 bills included.
  • 19 April 2022 

    Why we need to make it easier to give across borders

    The crisis in Ukraine has captured global attention – and people have responded with a deep desire to help refugees and support the charities delivering aid on the front lines. Yet the war layers on top of other ongoing global crises, including the Covid-19 pandemic, natural disasters, and conflicts in other regions. Read on to find out why we need to make it easier to give across borders.
  • 4 April 2022 

    What more can funders to do to help in Ukraine?

    Despite the months-long build up, the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the many scenes of devastation have shocked the world.  More than a month on, the UN estimates that 10 million civilians are thought to have fled from their homes, including 3.5 million who have sought refuge in other countries.Beyond the initial outpouring of generosity, many are now asking what more can be done. Here are some considerations for philanthropists wanting to do more.

  • 25 January 2022 

    The holy grail of unrestricted funding- it does exist, just not in abundance

    At the end of last year, Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR) released a report which provided insights into the value that unrestricted funding offers and common questions that arise about how and why funders decide to use it. Read more about the report and the discussion the webinar that launched the report. 
  • 10 December 2021 

    How has the pandemic impacted our behaviours in giving to charity?

    Donor behaviour has changed during the pandemic – but what drove those changes and to what extent can we expect their effects to be permanent?
  • 22 October 2021 

    Place-based Giving has enhanced local resilience

    Place-Based Giving (PBG) has gained some prominence as a topic in recent years and PBG schemes saw a proliferation across the UK before the pandemic. 
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