State of the Sector 2011 survey is launched today

By admin at November 24, 2011 15:34
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Poll will ask sector staff about the big issues for charities and voluntary organisations

A survey of the views of voluntary sector staff on key current economic, political, governance and management questions is launched today by Third Sector and the consultancy nfpSynergy.

The State of the Sector 2011 asks people how they have been affected by the economic downturn and the cuts, what they think of the coaltion government's performance and about the difficulties they face in running their organisations.

It is the third binennial State of the Sector survey and will allow comparisons on some of the questions with findings from 2009 and 2007. The results will be published by Third Sector in early 2012.

Stephen Cook, editor of Third Sector, said: "There have been huge changes since the last survey, including a new government, big public spending cuts and the continuing economic downturn. This is a chance to gather fresh information and test the mood of the sector."

Joe Saxton, co-founder of nfpSynergy, said the political landscape has changed massively: "What we hope to find out is how much has changed for charities since our last survey, and how much remains the same. While the headlines might be all about cuts and the big society, what we want to know is the story at the front line."

Please take the survey here. Respondents who complete the survey and leave their name and email address will be entered in a prize draw for 50 Amazon vouchers worth £10.