What Research do charities need – Giving Evidence Workshops

Charity Futures have undertaken a research consultation in conjunction with Giving Evidence. They want to find out what research you – charities and donors – need to help you in your vital work. This essential exercise will ensure that charitable activity is based on sound evidence.

May and June of 2018 saw Charity Futures carry out five focus groups through an open ‘crowd-sourcing’ process in London, Edinburgh, Bradford and Manchester. They enabled them to hear the views of charity leaders, foundations, volunteers, consultants and other key stakeholders within the third sector.

The insights provided at these focus groups helped to shape Charity Futures’ first survey. The survey served to elicit questions related to the topics on which charities and donors would like more research – it closed in September 2018. The results informed their second survey. The questions that had been obtained from their first survey were consolidated and de-duplicated, leaving 49 questions. Charities and donors were then asked to complete a second survey, where they were asked to prioritise these 49 questions.

The next major step will be to hold a priority-setting workshop with charities and funders. A list of 24 questions is taken into that workshop, based upon the findings of the previous survey, and the aim is to emerge with a prioritised list of 10 research questions/topics.

The workshop will take place in Manchester on the 8th April 2019. 

Date: Monday 8th April 2019

Booking: Click here

Location:  Manchester

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