Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Survey shows donations held up well in 2011 | Third Sector: State of the Sector, run by Third Sector and nfpSynergy, also suggests sector is doing more with less

Donated income to charities remained strong last year despite growing unemployment and shrinking household incomes, according to the biennial State of the Sector survey by Third Sector and the sector consultancy nfpSynergy.

Forty-three per cent of respondents said donated income at their organisations rose or stayed the same in 2011, with 32 per cent saying it went down. Four per cent said donations went up a lot, while 18 per cent said they went up a bit.