The Managing in a Downturn series has been tracking the effect of the recession on fundraising organisations in terms of actual effects and predictions for the future since 2008.
We have been working with the Charity Finance Group and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP to carry out this definitive piece of research into the complex issues and challenges currently facing charitable organisations.
The latest Managing in the New Normal report from PwC, the Institute of Fundraising and the Charity Finance Group shows that the majority of over 300 charities surveyed have improved their practice in the past year while 79% are planning to explore new fundraising options.
While many reports have signalled the end of the recession, our research has shown that fundraisers remain anxious despite fundraising successes. Find out more by reading the past reports.
Requested by the Institute, and conceived and developed by THINK Consulting Solutions, 'Fundraising HealthCheck' has been designed to provide a clear picture of charities' current fundraising practice, and offers practical advice and recommendations for developing and planning fundraising programmes and investment strategies.
In a recession it is more important than everfor charities to assess the fundraising security of their organisations.
The Fundraising HealthCheck helps fundraisers to present a clear case to their trustee boards and CEOs for continued and vital investment in diverse fundraising strategies.
The Charity Commission has also produced a number of reports into the effects of the recession on charities. More information is available on the Charity Commission website.
Help and Advice
The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) runs a confidential FREE helpline for charities worried about their financial viability. The helpline number is 0800 980 2000.
Members of the Institute also have access to FREE legal and advisory helplines – please check out the details in the Members Area of the website, or call the Membership Customer Services team on 020 7840 1010.