Market Research RSS Feedshttp://www.djsresearch.co.ukMarket Research RSS FeedsMon, 21 Sep 2020 10:18:59 BST CAF survey reveals the greatest fears of charities over coming weeks, with managing social distancing on top CAF survey reveals the greatest fears of charities over coming weeks, with managing social distancing on top: A survey by CAF looking at how charities are faring three months into lockdown has revealed insight into their fears for the 8-weeks ahead. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/CAF-survey-reveals-the-greatest-fears-of-charities-over-coming-weeks-with-managing-social-distancing-on-top-04644 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/CAF-survey-reveals-the-greatest-fears-of-charities-over-coming-weeks-with-managing-social-distancing-on-top-04644 Two-thirds of charities have changed the way they communicate with supporters during COVID-19 lockdown, reveals survey Two-thirds of charities have changed the way they communicate with supporters during COVID-19 lockdown: A survey of 87 charities across the UK has found that 67% have changed the way they stay in touch with supporters as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Two-thirds-of-charities-have-changed-the-way-they-communicate-with-supporters-during-COVID-19-lockdown-reveals-survey-04665 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Two-thirds-of-charities-have-changed-the-way-they-communicate-with-supporters-during-COVID-19-lockdown-reveals-survey-04665 68% of BAME charity staff have seen, heard or experienced racism, reveals survey 68% of BAME charity staff have seen, heard or experienced racism: A survey of Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic (BAME) people working for charities has revealed that over two-thirds have heard about, seen, or experienced racism during their time working in the sector. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/68percent-of-BAME-charity-staff-have-seen-heard-or-experienced-racism-reveals-survey-04656 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/68percent-of-BAME-charity-staff-have-seen-heard-or-experienced-racism-reveals-survey-04656 57% of Brits think charities should continue to fundraise throughout the pandemic, according to poll 57% of Brits think charities should continue to fundraise throughout the pandemic: A survey of the British public has revealed continued support for charities in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. It found that the majority of people think that charities should continue to engage with the public in order to fundraise (57%) and want to see them having an active role in providing support to those who need it. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/57percent-of-Brits-think-charities-should-continue-to-fundraise-throughout-the-pandemic-according-to-poll-04602 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/57percent-of-Brits-think-charities-should-continue-to-fundraise-throughout-the-pandemic-according-to-poll-04602 Voluntary income for charities expected to fall by 48% due to COVID-19, according to IoF survey Voluntary income for charities expected to fall by 48% due to COVID-19: A coronavirus impact survey by the Institute of Fundraising (IoF) has found that voluntary income is expected to fall by almost half, at the same time as demand is expected to soar. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Voluntary-income-for-charities-expected-to-fall-by-48percent-due-to-COVID-19-according-to-IoF-survey-04587 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Voluntary-income-for-charities-expected-to-fall-by-48percent-due-to-COVID-19-according-to-IoF-survey-04587 Survey reveals the charitable causes supported by world's wealthiest families Survey reveals the charitable causes supported by world's wealthiest families: A poll has revealed the charitable causes favoured by philanthropists the world over, with respondents saying they have donated the most to education. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-the-charitable-causes-supported-by-worlds-wealthiest-families-04548 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-the-charitable-causes-supported-by-worlds-wealthiest-families-04548 70% of charities seek to connect with younger fundraisers, reveals poll 70% of charities seek to connect with younger fundraisers: A survey of charity leaders has found that seven in ten believe attracting younger fundraisers is important for their organisation, yet a third admitted they have not developed a specific strategy to do so. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/70percent-of-charities-seek-to-connect-with-younger-fundraisers-reveals-poll-04447 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/70percent-of-charities-seek-to-connect-with-younger-fundraisers-reveals-poll-04447 More than half charities affected by fraud over last two years knew perpetrator More than half charities affected by fraud over last two years knew perpetrator: A major study looking at fraud and cybercrime within UK charities has found that more than half of those affected (53%) in the last two years, knew who was responsible. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-than-half-charities-affected-by-fraud-over-last-two-years-knew-perpetrator-04475 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-than-half-charities-affected-by-fraud-over-last-two-years-knew-perpetrator-04475 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