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Charity Leaders Need More Support to Plan for the Future

CHARITY LEADERS NEED MORE SUPPORT TO PLAN FOR THE FUTURE

Three quarters of leaders of small and medium sized charities are spending little or no time on long-term planning and strategy, 62% spent just a few days in the past year in dedicated planning and strategy sessions whilst 13% put no time aside at all.

According to the Weston Charity Awards, who conducted research amongst 234 charity leaders in October, the main factor holding leaders back is the pressure of tackling day to day operational matters – over three quarters cite this as a barrier to taking a long-term view. Around two thirds indicate that lack of budget is preventing them from bringing in additional resource that could be devoted to strategy matters. Click here for full press release.