Current Press Releases

New Strategic Partnership Between NCVO and The FSI to Support Small Charities

19 Oct 2018

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations, the representative body for charities, and the Foundation for Social Improvement, a leading source of training for smaller charities, today announced the creation of a strategic partnership to promote each other’s training and support. By working together, NCVO and the FSI hope to increase awareness among smaller charities of each other’s advice, support and training. As part of the ... Read more »

Broker secures grant to make a difference in small charity sector

28 Sep 2018

PRESS RELEASE Broker secures grant to make a difference in small charity sector Specialist broker, UK Charity Insurance, has obtained a £2,500 grant to help boost a small charity’s vital work. The recipient, the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) is a charity that provides free or heavily-subsidised capacity-building training and advice to other small charities and community groups. Through the FSI’s learning programme voluntary sector ... Read more »

Second Round of Fundraising Qualification Bursaries Launched for small charities

28 Sep 2018

Press release | 21st June 2018 Second Round of Fundraising Qualification Bursaries Launched for small charities After the success of the FSI’s first round of qualification bursaries in 2017, a second round have been launched as part of Fundraising Day of Small Charity Week 2018. A further 15 bursaries are being made available as part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS) ... Read more »

Small charities:  Getting their ducks in a row to meet demand for services!

28 Sep 2018

Press release | April 2018 Small charities:  Getting their ducks in a row to meet demand for services! New research from the Foundation for Social Improvement’s (FSI) Small Charity Index reveals small charities are becoming ever more creative in how they support the demand for services, which is up an astonishing 134% since June 2013. Respondents to the small charity index show they are reluctant ... Read more »

Enhancing donor loyalty is a win-win when fundraising competition is beginning to bite

28 Sep 2018

Press release | April 2018 Enhancing donor loyalty is a win-win when fundraising competition is beginning to bite Adrian Sargeant, headline speaker at the Foundation for Social Improvement’s annual fundraising conference in London shares how small charities can harness donor loyalty for their organisation at a time when research is showing for many organisations, individual donations are beginning to plateau. Sargeant’s research has shown concrete ... Read more »

Small charities are increasingly innovating to earn their own income to keep their doors open

28 Sep 2018

Press release | January 2018 Small charities are increasingly innovating to earn their own income to keep their doors open New research from the Foundation for Social Improvement’s (FSI) Small Charity Index reveals small charities are increasingly moving to enterprising solutions to source the funds they need to meet demand for their services. Respondents stated their greatest funding increase came from earned income, with 19% ... Read more »

Small charities failing to protect themselves against cyber crime

28 Sep 2018

Press release | September 2017 Small charities failing to protect themselves against cyber crime New research from the Foundation for Social Improvement’s (FSI) Small Charity Index reveals more than a third (35%) of small charities are concerned about the security of their organisation’s IT but 49% do not have plans in place to improve the security. 63% of small charities include IT security and data ... Read more »

Winners of Small Charity Fundraising Qualification Bursaries Announced

28 Sep 2018

Press release | 21st December 2017 Winners of Small Charity Fundraising Qualification Bursaries Announced Nine winners have been awarded a bursary in the FSI’s Introduction to Fundraising Practice as part of the DCMS Small Charity Training Programme. This award will provide an introduction to key fundraising concepts and skills for the following winners from charities with a turnover under £100,000: Amy Shocker, Invincible Me Philip ... Read more »

Small charities failing to measure the impact of their services

28 Sep 2018

Press release | November 2017 Small charities failing to measure the impact of their services New research from the Foundation for Social Improvement’s (FSI) Small Charity Index reveals small charities are failing to record the impact of their services, with only 52% of respondents stating they consistently measure the impact for nearly all of their services. 24% of respondents only measured the impact of half ... Read more »

Small charities are reporting that demand for services has increased by 103% since June 2013

28 Sep 2018

Press release | July 2017 Small charities are reporting that demand for services has increased by 103% since June 2013 The latest Small Charity Index shows that since June 2013, small charities have been working in a tough financial climate and during the same period, the demand for their services has increased by 103%. Demand has increased year on year with an increase of +14% ... Read more »