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The future of small charities

THE WORLD THAT WE’RE IN IS NOT SUPPORTIVE OF CIVIC SOCIETY AND PEOPLE TRYING TO DO GOOD THINGS.

EVERYTHING WE DO IS ABOUT MAKING THOSE GOOD THINGS EASIER.

Richard Freeman has a conversation with Mandy Johnson.

They chat about the challenges and opportunities for the UKs smallest charities, and the tens of thousands of people who work and volunteer to support local communities when the public and private sector falls short.

Richard asks Mandy how small charities can be sustainable, when they are often so invisible and what positive or negative effect policy decisions like devolution has had for locally focused charities.

Is there any need for so many small charities and why don’t more of them merge? What role is technology having in helping small charities reach more people? And, who is speaking on their behalf at a national level?

Mandy Johnson is Chief Executive of the Small Charities Coalition, a national network and advocacy organisation for over 7,000 charities with annual income of less than one million pounds.

Mandy is a national figurehead in the UK voluntary sector, having held senior roles at Second Gift, change.org, Cancer Research Uk and Marie Curie. She is a serial volunteer with War on Want and Charity Women amongst others as well as being Chair of the Institute of Fundraising’s London Network.

In 2016, Mandy was voted one of the country’s top ten most influential fundraisers and in 2018 Mandy will be a judge for the UK Charity Awards.

Mandy’s mission to create a more resilient charity sector follows her first career as a tax consultant and banker for Deloitte and NatWest.


Useful links:

http://www.smallcharities.org.uk/

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