Take part in our study on crowdfunding for charities, social enterprises and community groups
Crowdfunding in the UK is booming, rapidly transforming how individuals and businesses raise money whilst giving people a range of new opportunities to invest and spend their money. But what does the growth in crowdfunding mean for organisations and projects with a social aim such as charities, social enterprises and community groups?
Nesta studies of crowdfunding have shown that there is a number of potential benefits to these types of organisations in using crowdfunding, from increasing fundraising to mobilising new volunteers. However in spite of this we still see relatively little usage of crowdfunding within the community and voluntary sector.
To better understand why this is and what could be done to help the community and voluntary sector make the most of crowdfunding, Nesta have teamed up with NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations) to understand the key opportunities and challenges faced by charities, social enterprises and community groups who want to use crowdfunding to raise funds.
As part of this research we are conducting a short survey which explores charities, social enterprises and community groups awareness, perception and usage of crowdfunding. If you work or volunteer for a charity and are involved in any form of fundraising, you can help the research by taking part in the survey.
We are interested in hearing from organisations of all sizes from across the UK; and regardless of whether or not they’ve heard of or used crowdfunding before. It should take no more than 15 minutes to complete the survey, and it will be open until 1 March. All respondents will be given the chance to win a £250 donation to a charity of their choice.
We will continue to blog about what we are learning over the coming months and will publish the results of the research in a free to the public report later this year.
If you have any questions or comments about the survey or research as a whole, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us at [email protected].