26.10.10

Charities Anticipating Greater Demand for their Services

Perhaps not surprisingly given public spending cuts and the Government’s Big Society concept, a new survey of third sector organisations has found three-quarters anticipate greater demand for their services.  However, two-thirds do not think their staff levels will increase to meet the new demand.

Two hundred and fifty not-for-profit organisations in the UK responded to the 2010 State of the Not-for-Profit Industry survey, 59 per cent of those surveyed believed their total income would rise in 2011.

The research, carried out by software services firm Blackbaud, found that forty two per cent expected an increase in individual giving and only 15 per cent expected an increase in government grants.

But despite the fact that 75 per cent of respondents expected demand for their services to rise next year, 66 per cent said they thought their staff levels would decrease or stay the same.

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