Trinh Tu is the Managing Director of Ipsos Public Affairs and I very much enjoyed her session at NPC Ignites last week, talking about “the age of polycrisis”. Here are my notes.
A decline in individual giving looks set to continue. 1 in 5 people surveyed by Ipsos said that they will be giving less. Charities will need to explore other avenues of income.
In july 1998, 40% thought Britain was getting worse as a place to live; in May 2008, that figure was 71%; by July 2023, it was 76%.
The top concern of the public when surveyed is still the economy.
What will we worry about next? Top answer is currently the Cost of Living, followed by NHS waiting lists, followed by climate change, with crime and policing and social care just behind.
Trust in charity CEOs has remained steady.
Charities are crucial to meeting the demands of public services: 65% are not confident that the work of government, local councils and public services would be sufficient to meet the needs of all Britons without charities. Charities are crucial for easing pressure on public services.