How do sector leaders feel about the future 3 months on?

Today NCVO has published the second round of its new Charity Forecast report which reveals the confidence levels and plans of sector leaders. As future change is partly based on present intentions, the report provides valuable information to inform strategic plans; revealing trends in collaboration and competition and how VCOs are feeling about the funding environment and the economy.

Headline findings

  • Charity leaders’ confidence has fallen 5% in the last quarter, but still shows a net positive confidence of 40%.
  • Confidence in the voluntary sector economy has dropped by 21% since March 2008.
  • There has also been a 16% drop in expectations for the UK economy as a whole.
  • There has been a substantial decrease (15%) in confidence in the Government’s ability to improve the Sector’s operating environment.
  • Despite the difficulties, 49% of charity leaders still expect to increase their campaigning and advocacy over the coming year, suggesting charities are finding ways to get their message out there despite the difficulties.

This edition is free to NCVO members, or is available to purchase for £100

Last updated at 15:08 Mon 18/May/09.
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