Policy and Politics

  • How charities’ workplace culture can prevent controversies

    24 March 2017

    The third sector has never been under such intense scrutiny from regulators, politicians and the media. Charities are exposed to major reputational risk as never before. 

    In this report, Third Sector Insight and Alder assess the cultural health of British charities – and how they can identify weaknesses and take action to improve organisational culture.

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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.

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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

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