May and June of 2018 saw us carry out five focus groups through an open 'crowd-sourcing' process in London, Edinburgh, Bradford and Manchester. They enabled us to hear the views of charity leaders, foundations, volunteers, consultants and other key stakeholders within the third sector. The insights provided at the sessions helped to shape a survey, which closed in September.
We’ve recently opened our second survey, giving you have the chance to prioritise ten questions from those we received previously. You can complete the short survey here. A priority-setting workshop will take place in the New Year in advance of the public dissemination of the results of the process.
A ‘sister project’ is also being conducted, as is outlined in the published protocol, which will map the existing research that is available on the strategic and operational management for charitable and philanthropic/funding activities. The findings of this will be compared with the findings of the priority setting exercise, which will identify important gaps and the most fruitful areas for funding future research in the UK.
Should you have any queries about the process or wish to be involved beyond completing our upcoming survey, please contact Christopher Penny on email@example.com
Charity Futures have undertaken a research consultation in conjunction with Giving Evidence. We want to find out what research you - charities and donors - need to help you in your vital work. This essential exercise, outlined in our published protocol, will ensure that charitable activity is based on sound evidence. Caroline Fiennes, the Director of Giving Evidence, spoke about the consultation at our annual conference.