Take NCVO's Charity Forecast survey

NCVO's second charity forecast survey opens on 2nd May 2008. NCVO is inviting voluntary sector leaders to give their views on the health and prospects of their organisations in the second round of its confidence and trends survey. This quarterly survey questions sector leaders on current trends and future expectations. If you are a chief executive, director, chairman or trustee, you can add your voice to this vital quarterly planning tool, follow the link below to take the survey.

The survey

The survey aims to determine how optimistic sector leaders feel about the sector and what development plans they have for the coming quarter. The survey results will be used to make predictions about changes within the sector ranging from economic issues to changes in staffing or volunteering levels.

This survey is very short, with only 14 closed questions so it should only take five minutes of your time.

Confidence index

Over time the survey results will build up an index of the level of confidence within the VCS and track fluctuations in confidence against external indicators such as policy changes, consumer confidence and GDP. Confidence surveys capture a current snapshot of a sector and can provide accurate and timely assessments for strategic planners who want a guide to future prospects. Numerous business and trade associations already use confidence indices to track and predict changes in economic areas but this is the first one for the VCS. 

Your strategic planning process

As future change is partly based on present intentions, this survey will provide valuable information for your organisation to use in its strategic planning process; revealing trends in collaboration and competition and how VCOs are feeling about their funding environment and the economy.

The first report is now available

The Charity Forecast report will be your guide to what will happen in the next three months in the charity sector. Charity Forecast is a quarterly report from NCVO that will give sector leaders insight into what their contemporaries are planning and thinking and show parallels with indicators from other sectors. The reports will only be available as PDF documents which will be emailed to you upon purchase. No printed version is available.

All survey takers receive a free copy of the report and two randomly selected participants will win £50 worth of NCVO vouchers to use on NCVO books and events.

Last updated at 15:08 Mon 18/May/09.
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