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Welcome to Voluntary Sector News

Welcome to CMY's new Voluntary Sector Newsletter. We hope this is helping to fill the gap left by the closure of the long running "Voluntary News" (which we used to subscribe to). While Voluntary News was produced weekly, we decided after careful consideration that to maintain a regular schedule with current resources, we would aim for newsletter production Monthly (on or near  30th of the month).  We are pleased to be continuing a valued service and hope you find it useful too!

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Sector News

The Commission’s trust report is a snapshot of a world that no longer exists – can it still be useful for charity leaders?
The Charity Commission published its latest research on the relationship between the sector and the public. It is broadly good news for the charity sector, unlike in 2016 and 2018 when overall trust scores reached all-time lows.  This year the public gave the sector a score of 6.2 out of 10 – significantly more than 2018’s score of 5.5 but still below the 6.7 seen before the 2015 fundraising scandals. Naturally this leads the Commission to the conclusion that there is still more work to do.
Read the full story here
Charities could lose £12bn in income this coming year
Charities expect to miss out on a quarter of their income in the year ahead, which would result in a shortfall of £12.4bn across the sector. Some 173 charities answering a survey by the Institute of Fundraising, NCVO and the Charity Finance Group (CFG) said they forecast a 24% decrease in income on average because of the Covid-19 crisis.
Read the full story here.
Two in five charities increasingly concerned about their ability to deliver services
Two-fifths of charities have become more concerned about their ability to deliver services over the course of the past week, according to a survey from Pro Bono Economics (PBE).  PBE is conducting a weekly tracker to find out how coronavirus is affecting charities. Over the course of 16 and 17 June 2020, a total of 184 respondents filled in the survey. Read the full story here
Policymakers need to catch up with innovation happening locally, says report
Community organisations are key to an effective coronavirus response, and it is important that policymakers "catch up" to deliver long-term impact, according to a new report from Locality. The report, We Were Built For This, highlights the vital role that community organisations have played in meeting community need and supporting people during the Covid-19 crisis, as they are often quickest to mobilise and are key to coordinating and delivering emergency support. Read the full story here.

Digital Developments

Why more charities should be using LinkedIn
We examine why engaging with LinkedIn’s audience of conscientious professionals should be part of all charities’ social media strategy. read more here.

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Funding News

Charities have accessed £3m in coronavirus loans
Charities have been allocated more than £3m in loans so far from a government-backed scheme to ease financial pressure caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Read the full article here.
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