• How charities can make the right impact

    30 October 2017

    For charities today the challenge is that money is tighter than ever and the speed of change is unlikely to slacken. It's tempting to put on the blinkers and work harder than ever but conversely now is the time to step back and assess your charity's impact and how it can be sustained.

    In this report, Third Sector Insight and CAN take a look at social impact and how to implement this change. 

    Sponsored by: vendor/can
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  • Cyber and data security - how prepared is your charity?

    26 October 2016

    This report provides an overview of the current state of play within the sector as well as some top tips on how charities can improve their cyber and data security.

    Charities are the same as any other company - large or small - when it comes to information security. They have assets that need protecting including information, threats to counter and a myriad of problems to deal with. A cyber attack on a small UK-based charity last year, where terrorist propaganda and offensive material replaced the website, shows the Third Sector is not immune. 

    Sponsored by: vendor/markel
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  • Protecting Your Charity’s Data

    18 February 2016

    Your charity holds a wealth of personal data about individuals; from staff and volunteers to supporters and end clients. This information is subject to the Data Protection Act.

    The Information Commissioner’s Office has already started an investigation into how the voluntary sector manages data and can impose fines of up to £500,000 for serious breaches of the Act.

    In addition, the increasing risk of cyber attack and serious organised crime is as relevant and concerning to charities as it is to any business – the voluntary sector may be seen as a soft target because of a perceived lack of security.

    Accepting responsibility for protecting your data is inescapable nowadays, but whose job is it to ensure its safety?

    Third Sector Insight has teamed up with Protective Intelligence – security specialists with long-standing experience in helping organisations in both the public and private sectors keep their data safe. By completing this survey, which is in the strictest confidence, we want to find out what you know about how your charity’s data is protected.

    The survey will take no more than 10 minutes of your time – and as a thank you, we will enter you into a prize draw for a pair of West End theatre tickets.

    * In taking part in this survey you agree to our terms and conditions, to view these click here. Entries for the survey and prize draw close 31st March 2016.

    Sponsored by: vendor/protective-intelligence
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  • Charitable trustees and risk management - planning for the unforeseen.

    11 January 2016

    Today's charity leaders have a lot to contend with. Aside from the challenges associated with delivering their objectives, trustees and senior managers must keep apace with a multitude of developments within technology, local environments and the political, financial and legal spheres – all of which bring their own set of risks and opportunities.

     The voluntary nature of trusteeship is one of the key principles of the charity sector. But trustees are increasingly expected to adopt a 'professional' approach and to be aware of the legal responsibilities of their role.

     The Charity Commission wants to attract a diverse group of people to become trustees but despite these new trustees increasing the skills and experience base on boards, they may have little or no previous experience of the demands of trusteeship.

     By involving trustees in the risk management process from the start, it will minimise chances of something going wrong on their watch.

    Here at Third Sector Insight (in association with Ecclesiastical) we want to hear your thoughts on how you manage and plan for risk. We invite you to take this survey in the strictest confidence and it will only take 5 minutes to complete (we know, we timed it!).

As a thank you, we will:

- Send you the overview of the anonymised results- AND, enter you into a NEW prize draw for a copy of the very latest Donating Trends in the UK Report - worth £100. 

    *In taking part in this survey you agree to our terms and conditions, to view these click here. Entries for the survey and prize draw close 31st March 2016.

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  • Recruitment Challenges Facing Charities

    23 October 2015

    The building of talent pipelines is a key objective for 80% of HR functions in today’s charities.

    Third Sector Insight and Monster commissioned a survey to better understand the recruitment challenges facing Charities, and the impact they have on attracting and retaining the best talent.

    This expert report synthesises these survey results, and delivers key insight from Third Sector and Monster examining how best to combat and manage resourcing issues.

    Download to discover:

    • How your peers are developing their recruitment strategy
    • The key ingredients to effective reactive resourcing
    • How to combat skill shortages

    Sponsored by: vendor/monster
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  • How To Enhance and Amplify Your Online Fundraising Potential

    14 October 2015

    47% of donors give up before they have made a donation because their online journey is not intuitive or engaging¹.

    Nearly half of supporters who make the effort to visit a charity’s website to donate are dissuaded from doing so due to poor design. Today’s digital savvy supporters demand an effortless and consistent experience, which includes functionality across devices and different touchpoints.

    Third Sector Insight, in partnership with Raising IT, bring you this webinar examining the necessary ingredients to create an optimised and standout online presence for your charity.

    Tune in to discover:

    •           Strategies to convert online visitors into donors
    •           The secrets to achieving an engaging and user-friendly online presence on all devices
    •           The online supporter’s journey, from awareness to donation


    Mike Ruffles, Digital and Social Media Manager, Virgin Startup
    Tom Latchford, CEO, Raising IT
    Sponsored by: vendor/raising-it
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  • How Do You Recruit and Retain Talent in the Third Sector?

    18 June 2015

    In the third sector, there are now more than 793,000 paid jobs, a number which has grown by a quarter since the year 2000. As the country leaves the recession behind, this number continues to rise, at a rate of about 10,000 new jobs every year.

    For charities, the challenge is in implementing a strategy that both attracts and retains the best talent. For some organisations, this might be wholly reactive, whereas others may proactively seek out their future employees.

    Here at Third Sector Insight, in association with Monster, we want to understand your recruitment strategy, pain points and future plans.

    We appreciate that you're busy at the best of times, but as a thank you we will:

    • Share with you the top-level results so you can benchmark your charity against peers
    • Send you an expert report based on the survey’s findings

    Sponsored by: vendor/monster
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  • Can an Integrated Online Platform Increase Efficiency, whilst Creating New Opportunities?

    03 March 2015

    It is an austere time for charities with an increasing need to juggle a wide range of tasks on limited resources. When it comes to an online presence, the ability to consolidate some of this workload could be a huge relief.

    However, more often than not charities rely on disparate tools or third parties: For example, external fundraising platforms, web design companies or siloed social media management systems.

    Here at Third Sector Insight, in partnership with Raising IT, we want to understand the challenges that your charity faces when it comes to your website and online campaigns. Plus, to what extent your charity is unifying or streamlining functionality across platforms.

    We appreciate you are busy, but the survey will only take a couple of minutes and as a thank you we will:

    • Send you the top-level results so you can benchmark your charity against peers
    • Enter you into a prize draw to win a VIP pass to any upcoming Third Sector conference of your choice in the next 12 months*
    • AND, enter you into a NEW prize draw for a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2*

    *In taking part in this survey you agree to our terms and conditions, to view these click here. Entries for the survey and prize draw close 31st May 2015.

    Sponsored by: vendor/raising-it
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  • Are You Innovating with Online Fundraising?

    27 January 2015

    Only 2% of charities believe they are maximising the potential of online fundraising¹.

    In a survey of over 550 charities, Third Sector Insight in partnership with Virgin Money Giving, investigated the extent to which online fundraising is being embraced.

    Moreover, discover how online fundraising is not just for ad hoc campaigns, but can become an integral part of other strategies, such as e-commerce, in memory or regular giving.

    Download this paper now to benchmark your charity, plus gain insight from two successful online fundraising case studies, from Walking with the Wounded and Cardiac Risk in the Young.

    ¹ The Virgin Money Giving Third Sector Insight Digital Fundraising Report

    Sponsored by: vendor/virgin-money-giving
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  • How to Boost Collaboration, Supporter Engagement, and the Charity's Bottom Line

    25 April 2013

    The world is globalised, and to operate in a global environment charities need to collaborate across borders, communicate effectively with stakeholders and supporters, and develop their fundraising strategies to include mobile and digital as core elements.

    In an increasingly competitive marketplace charities must up their game. Tune into this Third Sector webinar to hear key strategies for:

    • Developing fundraising strategies: Charities must adapt to stay ahead of the competition and survive.
    • Drive up productivity and drive down expenditure. How to do more with less.
    • Streamlining collaboration both inside the organisation. Hear a case study from Liz Wilson, Director of Finance and Operations at Tenovus, on how they did so.

    Joel Trotman, Account Manager, ThankQ from Access Group
    Liz Wilson, Director of Finance & Operations, Tenovus
    Sponsored by: vendor/access-group
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