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 →

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 →

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