10 Charity Challenges You Need To Know
Charities are experiencing a wide range of challenges, spanning from financial support to pandemic resurgences, but the most prominent areas of strain had four key recurring themes which include: inflation, staffing, funding, and demand for services.
Download The Giving Report 2023 to get a closer look at the top 10 issues facing Canadian charities, who they’re affecting the most, and what is at risk if change doesn’t come.
Rising Demand Has Created Unprecedented Strain On Charities
Overnight, the pandemic created unprecedented challenges for charities. Now, three years into the pandemic, charities are still adapting to rising demand for services.
31.1% of charities report that funding is below pre-pandemic levels
17% of small charities believe inflation will be a contributing factor in their need to reduce staffing
While Demand Is Up For Most Charities, Donations Are Down
Current levels of demand have not been offset by funding, especially for smaller charities
Staff Burnout And
Salaries Are Top Concerns
While many Canadians experienced burnout to varying degrees throughout the sustained pandemic, charitable sector employees have been hit particularly hard.
50.8% of charities were concerned about staff burnout making it the second highest concern amongst charities in 2022.
49.4% of charities are concerned about the ability to offer competitive salaries to retain current staff and attract new staff.