How do sector leaders feel about the future?

Yesterday NCVO launched its first Charity Forecast report which reveals the confidence levels and plans of sector leaders. As future change is partly based on present intentions, the report provides valuable information to inform strategic plans; revealing trends in collaboration and competition and how VCOs are feeling about the funding environment and the economy.

A positive outlook

62 per cent of respondents to the survey expected their organisation’s general situation to improve over the next year while 18 per cent thought it would get worse.  Compare this ‘net confidence’ of 45 per cent with the equivalent result from business leaders, at minus 17 per cent (based on the latest figures from the Confederation of British Industry), and it looks like VCOs believe that any recession will not hit our sector nearly as badly.


When asked what type of driver was behind the greatest barrier to their organisation’s success over the next 12 months, economic came out on top, followed by political, internal factors, social and finally technological drivers in that order.

Other intentions

Buy the full report to find out about the intentions of sector leaders relating to:

  • Staff numbers
  • Volunteer numbers
  • Competition and collaboration
  • Services delivered
  • And more…
Last updated at 15:08 Mon 18/May/09.
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