Too much of a good cause…our lives are being slowly but surely ‘donorised’ by charities and fundraisers

I do not envy the task of charity fundraisers.  They will know that finance is the perennial worry of their Board of Trustees senior managers.  Without a steady stream of money coming in the work of the charity will become unviable. Those who it aims to help will be left without support. The pressure is on. … Continue reading Too much of a good cause…our lives are being slowly but surely ‘donorised’ by charities and fundraisers

A 'silver cloud' with a dark lining? – medical research charities in the recession

I suspect you may have seen the bleak forecast made by charity chief executives in the latest National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) survey published today.  97% of those surveyed said they expected economic conditions to be negative and 55% advised that they would be reducing their staff. Tough times indeed.  And so this seems an opportune moment … Continue reading A 'silver cloud' with a dark lining? – medical research charities in the recession