AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 January 2013 | News Tagged with: Charity Finance Group Individual giving recession Research / statistics Sixth survey stage of Managing in a Downturn series opens Caron Bradshaw, CFG Chief Executive, said that the research continued to be useful as charities faced further difficulties, including downgraded economic forecasts, continued austerity, and cuts to welfare. She said “as a sector, we’re still walking on very thin ice”.She added: “These surveys are invaluable in showing what’s really happening on the ground, and this year we expect to see evidence of bold moves from charities to tackle funding gaps, such as creative partnerships or tapping into reserves to fund new projects.”PwC Director Ian Oakley-Smith said that previous surveys had indicated that collaboration amongs charities was increasing. He expected the latest research to confirm that trend was continuing, and that charities were adopting “increasingly diverse ways of raising much needed funding.”IoF Chief Executive Peter Lewis added: “In last year’s survey almost all (93%) the charities that took part reported a tougher fundraising climate, and 1 in 5 of them said that they had considered merger as a means of survival”.The latest survey results will be announced at a pre-Budget breakfast debate on 15 March 2013 with finance and fundraising sector leaders.The closing date for submissions is 1 February 2013.www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZTNQYNS The sixth research phase of a survey to measure the impact of the recession on fundraising in the charity sector has opened.The Managing in a Downturn series, produced by PwC, Charity Finance Group (CFG) and the Institute of Fundraising (IoF), has been recording how charities have coped in the economic decline since 2008.Last year’s survey on Managing charities in the new normal – a perfect storm? received over 400 responses from charities. Advertisement 31 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.