Trust in charities
The Charity Commission has just published its annual research into public trust and confidence in charities.
The research aims to provide crucial insight into public expectations of charities. It will shape the Commission’s priorities as a regulator over the next few years and recommends and promotes best practice. The research set-out to determine what the public consider to be trustworthy behaviour in charities and explore whether trust has an influence on the public’s willingness to make donations.
Findings have shown that public expectations go beyond mere compliance with charity law. The public also expect high standards of conduct and expect charities to be accountable in what they have achieved, how they manage their resources and in their organisational cultures.
A full report can be found on the government’s website here – Trust in Charities 2018
For more information on charity governance contact Elizabeth Irvine