The Garfield Weston Foundation and Pilotlight have released their third annual Small Charity Leaders Insight report. Findings include more than one in three (37%) respondents describing ‘restructuring of organisation’ as a challenge during the year, beaten only by the 52% who cite ‘ensuring we comply with new legislation and best practice’ under challenges faced by their charity – this answer topped the list in 2018 too.
Several positive statistics come out of the report – there was a modest increase in optimism regarding fundraising this year, with 41% of respondents expecting their income to rise over the next 12 months, compared with 38% in 2018. 77% also expect to help more people in the coming year. This comes despite a high proportion (70%) of charity leaders identifying ‘more uncertainty’ in 2019 than previous years. The report also looks at skills, charity support from corporates and local government, and diversity in small charities.
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