Viewfinder 3

Viewfinder 3 showed underutilisation of Gift Aid schemes, annoyance at the difficulty faced when attempting to secure media coverage of issues and events, and a sector unsure of its future role in the delivery of public services.
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Viewfinder is a NICVA survey, distributed to members four times a year which focuses on issues that currently affect the sector.

The Viewfinder 3 survey was circulated to 960 NICVA members during May 2004 - 21% responded.

Key findings include:

  • 83.2% of respondents have not considered taking part in a merger.
  • Only 25.8% of respondents use the Gift Aid scheme which enables voluntary and community organisations to claim an extra 28p for every £1 donation made. 
  • 88.6% of respondents believe getting their message across in the media is becoming increasingly important. 
  • 51.5% of respondents believe the voluntary and community sector should get more involved in the delivery of public services.

Previous Viewfinder surveys are available on our Research page.

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