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The 6 top challenges for Charities

The CAF Charity Landscape report of 2019 has identified the top 6 challenges for CEO’s and the Charitable sector across the UK.

The most pressing challenge at number 1 is that of Income Generation, particularly at a time where demand for services is growing and financial restrictions continue to dominate the headlines.

Digital technology is number 2, seen as a double edged sword by many Charity leaders. Whilst embracing new digital technology will provide opportunities for Charities, it comes at a cost and may well change the nature of the problems currently faced.

Number 3 on the list is Brexit. Most leaders feel that Brexit will have a very negative impact on the Charitable sector and the beneficiaries for whom they serve.

Fourth up is Government. Few Charitable leaders think that the Government will continue to support the sector, with many thinking that the Government will see them as a nuisance for criticising policy decisions made in Westminster.

At number 5 its public trust. Many Charity leaders believe that media negativity surrounding Charities makes it harder to build levels of public trust, and that many members of the public have no understanding of the importance of Charities and the work they do.

Number 6 is a mixed bag: Many Charity leaders are more confident about the future of their own organisation than they are for the sector as a whole.

Fore more detailed information on the CAF Landscape Report, and how Charities can rise to the challenges click here:

 

 

Brexit and The Road Ahead….

Brexit has been dominating the news for months now as we move towards some form of conclusion (whatever that may be) – but what lies in store for voluntary and community organisations.

NAVCA have just produced a summary Brexit update which is well worth a read and can be found here: 

It covers a whole range of subjects including freedom of movement, European funding and the UK Economy.

NCVO  have also produced their annual The Road Ahead Report which can be viewed in Summary here:

Subjects covered in this analysis include our current political landscape, the economic outlook and how Charities can play a bigger role in delivering services and projects across the country.