Download our infographic for the key facts and figures from the report
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, charity fundraising been one of the most impacted aspects of the sector. For many charities, going from face-to-face fundraising to entirely virtual alternatives was a necessary shift in order to survive.
Now, some months on, we must take a step back and look at the fundraising landscape. What does it look like and what is the future of UK fundraising?
Every year, charity software partners Blackbaud Europe and the Institute of Fundraising conduct a Status of UK Fundraising Report. The report analyses the sector via a detailed online survey to gather vital information on what fundraising looks like for the sector each year. The data was collected in May and June 2020. Just shy of 2,000 people from organisations of all types, shapes and sizes completed the survey consisting of in-depth 66 questions.
The original report was released on 20th July 2020 and reveals the state of fundraising since COVID-19 hit. Although the report reveals that 70% of UK charities believe recovering from COVID-19 will be the biggest challenge for the next 3 years, findings regarding COVID-19 aren’t all bad. Findings, in fact, suggest that a majority of organisations are optimistic, despite COVID-19 challenges. For example, 66% of organisations still believe they are coping well in response to coronavirus. This same percentage also say that they have been maintaining their fundraising budgets and are confident their organisation will recover from any possible hits.
The report also reveals key facts on mindset, culture and the increased remote working environment, as well as showing how a large number of charities are now pivoting to digital fundraising.
Want to know the key findings, facts and figures from the report? We’ve compiled just that into an easy to read infographic.
You can download the infographic below to access the key findings of the Blackbaud Status of UK Fundraising Report.
Read the full The Status of UK Fundraising Report