Market Research RSS Feedshttp://www.djsresearch.co.ukMarket Research RSS FeedsTue, 17 Sep 2019 17:32:39 BST One in three charities rely on single source of funding, reveals survey One in three charities rely on single source of funding: A survey of charity leaders has revealed that a third are concerned that their organisation is too reliant on funding from a single source. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/One-in-three-charities-rely-on-single-source-of-funding-reveals-survey-04445 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/One-in-three-charities-rely-on-single-source-of-funding-reveals-survey-04445 The number of people donating to charities has fallen, according to CAF poll The number of people donating to charities has fallen: The proportion of people making donations to charities has fallen in the last two years to 65% (from 69%). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-number-of-people-donating-to-charities-has-fallen-according-to-CAF-poll-04367 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-number-of-people-donating-to-charities-has-fallen-according-to-CAF-poll-04367 Survey reveals the most popular causes supported by runners ahead of the London Marathon Survey reveals the most popular causes supported by runners ahead of the London Marathon: A survey ahead of the 2019 London Marathon has revealed the favourite causes runners are raising funds for. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-the-most-popular-causes-supported-by-runners-ahead-of-the-London-Marathon-04358 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-the-most-popular-causes-supported-by-runners-ahead-of-the-London-Marathon-04358 A fifth of charities experienced cyber security breach in last year, finds survey A fifth of charities experienced cyber security breach in last year: A government survey has found one in five charities has fallen foul of a security breach in the last twelve months. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-fifth-of-charities-experienced-cyber-security-breach-in-last-year-finds-survey-04340 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-fifth-of-charities-experienced-cyber-security-breach-in-last-year-finds-survey-04340 75% of charity workers in Scotland expect the sector's financial situation to worsen, according to poll 75% of charity workers in Scotland expect the sector's financial situation to worsen: A poll for The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) has revealed three-quarters of charity workers in Scotland expect that the financial outlook for the sector is set to further decline. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/75percent-of-charity-workers-in-Scotland-expect-the-sectors-financial-situation-to-worsen-according-to-poll-04320 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/75percent-of-charity-workers-in-Scotland-expect-the-sectors-financial-situation-to-worsen-according-to-poll-04320 Majority support empty shops being taken over by charities or community groups, survey finds Majority supports empty shops being taken over by charities or community groups: In a bid to keep British high streets vibrant, a survey has revealed that 7 in 10 favour handing over empty retail units to community groups or charities, until the premises is taken over on a permanent basis. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-support-empty-shops-being-taken-over-by-charities-or-community-groups-survey-finds-04316 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-support-empty-shops-being-taken-over-by-charities-or-community-groups-survey-finds-04316 Nearly half UK adults would do something ‘daring’ for charity, survey reveals Nearly half UK adults would do something 'daring' for charity: Ever wondered what lengths people would go to raise funds for a charity they wanted to support? Well, a recent survey for the Charities Aid Foundation has provided some interesting insights. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Nearly-half-UK-adults-would-do-something-daring-for-charity-survey-reveals-04315 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Nearly-half-UK-adults-would-do-something-daring-for-charity-survey-reveals-04315 30% of charities say property is a barrier to charitable objectives 30% of charities say property is a barrier to charitable objectives: Three in ten UK charities say one of the barriers to delivering their objectives is property - a figure that is almost twice that recorded in the 2016 survey when it was just 17%. The research findings of the fourth bi-annual Charity Property Matters Survey showed 33% of charities now rent their properties from commercial landlords. Just four years ago in 2014, this figure was a much smaller, 21%. Published by the Ethical Property Foundation in partnership with the Charity Commission and the Charity Finance Group, the research sought to learn more about how charities use and manage their property, whether it is rented or owned and any other issues facing organisations relating to property. It found that more charities now rent rather than own the properties they operate out of (31%) and 41% say that no one is specifically responsible for the property within their organisation. When it comes to securing funding to pay for property costs 32% said they had found this more difficult than other fundraising, and 26% believe they will likely have this challenge in the future. For 23% of those polled, paying for property amounts to over 20% of the organisation's total annual spend and 27% have fallen foul of unexpected costs linked to property. Over a third of respondents (36%) feel that property, represents a 'high' or 'very high' risk to their organisation and 66% do not have a strategic property plan in place ' a figure that is up 14 percentage points since 2016 when it was at 56%. The survey also found 44% did not regularly report back to charity trustees about property and 39% do not carry out regular risk assessments on properties within their organisations. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/30percent-of-charities-say-property-is-a-barrier-to-charitable-objectives-04270 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/30percent-of-charities-say-property-is-a-barrier-to-charitable-objectives-04270 Survey reveals charities most likely to receive legacy gift from supporters Survey reveals charities most likely to receive legacy gift from supporters: A survey polling charity supporters (age 50+) over the course of the last year has revealed the top 20 organisations likely to benefit from legacy gifts. The Legacy Potential Premier League Table 2018/19 carried out by fastmap, asked 10,000 respondents about the charities they would consider leaving or have already offered a legacy donation to - with the top 20 for legacy consideration winning a place in the league table. The table seeks to show which organisations have the largest opportunity for legacy gifts and how their competitors match up. Placement also take into consideration other factors such as motivations to make a bequest, the scale of the support the charity has, as well as barriers to support. Animal charities at the top of the table Animal charities took the four top league places with the premier spot going to Cats Protection, closely followed by Battersea. The Dogs Trust and the RSPCA were placed in third and fourth positions, respectively. In fifth place was Cancer Research UK followed by the RNLI (sixth), MacMillan Cancer Support (seventh) and the NSPCC in eighth position. The Woodland Trust and Help for Heroes took the final two places inside the top ten (9th and 10th respectively). The survey also revealed of those charities in the league table, the NSPCC had the most barriers to leaving a legacy gift, according to those polled. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-charities-most-likely-to-receive-legacy-gift-from-supporters-04269 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-charities-most-likely-to-receive-legacy-gift-from-supporters-04269 Survey reveals 84% of charity workers are looking for a new job Survey reveals 84% of charity workers are looking for a new job: More than 8 in 10 people who work in the charity sector are planning a job move or are thinking about taking up a new challenge. That is according to a recent poll of charity workers conducted by recruitment agency TPP, which also found that just under a third (31%) said they do not feel their current role is helping progress their careers. When respondents were asked if they were planning to change jobs, 37% said 'yes', while 45% answered 'yes for the right role'. In terms of salaries, the Non-Profit Salary, Rewards & Retention Survey 2018 revealed over the last 12 months they have increased by 1.9%. It also found that women working in the charity sector earn 10% less than their male counterparts; part-time workers receive 4% less than those working full time, and salaries in London are 18% higher than elsewhere in the UK. Just 8% of fundraisers received a bonus last year in addition to their salary, while 30% were paid extra for overtime or received time off in lieu. Reasons for wanting to change jobs The top reason for wanting to change jobs was to obtain a better salary, followed by desiring a more interesting role and in third place, to find a better work balance. Others felt a better location or commute would swing it (4th position) while a 'better culture' at work was the 5th top reason for contemplating a switch. The survey also revealed a desire for more flexible working, with 65% saying they could be enticed to change jobs if they could do more work from home. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-84percent-of-charity-workers-are-looking-for-a-new-job-04265 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-84percent-of-charity-workers-are-looking-for-a-new-job-04265 A quarter of UK local charities fear for their survival, survey finds A quarter of UK local charities fear for their survival: Many local charities in the UK are worried about their future, that's according to a national survey of more than 1,500 groups supported by the Co-op's Local Community Fund. The Co-op sent the survey to 12,000 local causes it has supported through its Community Fund initiative since 2016 and over1,500 completed the poll. The Causes and Effect survey sought to find out more about the challenges and opportunities facing local charities in the UK. Of the respondents speaking on behalf of their charities, many had concerns about the longevity of their organisation, with one in four saying they were 'worried' or 'very worried' about the future. When asked to disclose some of the factors that led them to feel they were in a vulnerable position, 56% said that although there was clearly a need for their services as demand was growing, the increased funding or resources needed to meet that demand was not being fulfilled. Rising costs within the charity were also a concern for 44% of respondents, while 30% were facing difficulties due to reduced public funding. Increased demand for services The growing demand for services has meant that even with an increase in volunteers (43%) and employees (36%) two-thirds said they still needed more support. The survey also brought into the spotlight the support given to charities from communities ' with 69% of fundraisers saying they would benefit from greater local interest in their organisation. Forty-three per cent of those polled also said they would benefit from forging greater links with other charities and community groups. The Co-op's director of community engagement, Rebecca Birkbeck, said: 'With many groups finding themselves underfunded and under-resourced, it is increasingly important that we all support the crucial work of community groups, co-ops and local charities.' Have a look at the report here http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-quarter-of-UK-local-charities-fear-for-their-survival-survey-finds-04197 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-quarter-of-UK-local-charities-fear-for-their-survival-survey-finds-04197 Public trust in charities at all-time low, survey reveals Public trust in charities at an all-time low: A survey designed to gauge the levels of public trust and confidence in charities has revealed the lowest score since 2005 when the Charity Commission first began tracking public opinion. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Public-trust-in-charities-at-all-time-low-survey-reveals-04198 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Public-trust-in-charities-at-all-time-low-survey-reveals-04198 Just a quarter of charities give feedback to Trustees on donor experience, survey finds Just a quarter of charities give feedback to Trustees on donor experience: A report by the Institute of Fundraising reveals that only a quarter of charities give feedback to their boards about the donor experience ' something they are urging organisations to improve, going forward. The in-depth report titled Improving the Donor Experience, reveals findings from a survey of over 325 fundraisers across small, medium and large charities to find out what measures they had taken to improve the experience of charity donors. Feeding back to Trustees The survey found that only 28 percent of charity workers regularly fed back information to their Board of Trustees about the donor experience. This is despite 88% saying that it was the role of somebody within the organisation to review the experiences of donors and make recommendations for improvements. Forty percent said feeding back to the board was a joint responsibility, while 23 percent disclosed the responsibility lay more with the Fundraising Director. In larger organisations, it was more usual for teams and departments to report to the board on such matters, while smaller charities often cited it as within a Fundraising Director's remit. It also found that 76% of respondents would welcome case study examples of how other charities have improved their donors' experiences, with 69 percent being open to 'how-to' style guides to help them improve their current position. In terms of meeting donors needs, 69 percent of organisations (85% smaller and 56% larger) said they go 'out of their way' to do so, with almost three quarters (75%) saying that building great donor experiences is 'the bedrock' of all their fundraising and communication efforts. Fundraising consultant, Roger Lawson said at the Institute of Fundraising's annual meeting in London, where the report was launched: "I cannot think of another sector where customer satisfaction is not reported to the board. Yet three-quarters of us do not report to the board on this." You can have a look at the full report here http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Just-a-quarter-of-charities-give-feedback-to-Trustees-on-donor-experience-survey-finds-04196 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Just-a-quarter-of-charities-give-feedback-to-Trustees-on-donor-experience-survey-finds-04196 80 percent of charities are unhappy with their interest rates, according to latest research http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/80-percent-of-charities-are-unhappy-with-their-interest-rates-according-to-latest-research-04133 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/80-percent-of-charities-are-unhappy-with-their-interest-rates-according-to-latest-research-04133 18-24 year olds said to be the most generous over Christmas 18-24 year olds said to be the most generous over Christmas: A recent survey conducted on behalf of network provider, giffgaff, revealed that almost half of the 2,000 people surveyed donated to charity over the Christmas period. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/18-24-year-olds-said-to-be-the-most-generous-over-Christmas-04050 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/18-24-year-olds-said-to-be-the-most-generous-over-Christmas-04050 Over one third of charities do not have an ethical investment policy, survey finds http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Over-one-third-of-charities-do-not-have-an-ethical-investment-policy-survey-finds-03967 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Over-one-third-of-charities-do-not-have-an-ethical-investment-policy-survey-finds-03967 Survey finds that Save the Children has the most effective management in the voluntary sector Survey finds that Save the Children has the most effective management in the voluntary sector: A survey conducted by the ratings firm, ViewsHub, consists of 50,000 charity professionals, who were asked to rate their co-workers' leadership, as well as those from other companies, on a scale of one to five, in three areas. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-that-Save-the-Children-has-the-most-effective-management-in-the-voluntary-sector-03796 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-that-Save-the-Children-has-the-most-effective-management-in-the-voluntary-sector-03796 New research states 80 per cent of UK customers prefer charities to only contact them after giving consent to use their personal data New research states 80 per cent of UK customers prefer charities to only contact them after giving consent to use their personal data: The majority of charity supporters believe that it is important to receive marketing communications, only if they have given explicit consent. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-research-states-80-per-cent-of-UK-customers-prefer-charities-to-only-contact-them-after-giving-consent-to-use-their-personal-data-03795 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-research-states-80-per-cent-of-UK-customers-prefer-charities-to-only-contact-them-after-giving-consent-to-use-their-personal-data-03795 New report reveals UK charity resources may be strained, due to public sector cuts New report reveals UK charity resources may be strained, due to public sector cuts: Reports from the NCVO reveal that further pressure may be placed on charity resources, due to the Government's plans to reduce public spending. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-report-reveals-UK-charity-resources-may-be-strained-due-to-public-sector-cuts-03778 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-report-reveals-UK-charity-resources-may-be-strained-due-to-public-sector-cuts-03778 Survey finds cancer charities are the most popular charitable cause Survey finds cancer charities are the most popular charitable cause: A recent voluntary sector survey has revealed that 59 per cent of British people, who donate to charity, intend to donate to a cancer charity in 2017, which makes it the most popular charitable cause in the United Kingdom. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-cancer-charities-are-the-most-popular-charitable-cause-03504 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-cancer-charities-are-the-most-popular-charitable-cause-03504