Morale among charity workers has fallen sharply in the past year, according to the initial findings of this year’s Charity Pulse study.
Preliminary results from the survey, which is run by Third Sector in conjunction with Birdsong Charity Consulting, show that only 30 per cent of early respondents to the 2015 survey say that morale in their charities is high, compared with 45 per cent in 2014.
Frances Hurst, co-founder of Birdsong, said the preliminary results indicate that morale could be dropping back to the low levels seen in 2012 and 2013, when only 29 per cent and 31 per cent of respondents respectively said that morale was high in their workplaces.
Hurst said that the interim results suggest that the fall in morale could be linked to a decline in staff confidence in their leadership. So far, 51 per cent of respondents say that they have confidence in their senior management team, compared with 63 per cent in 2014.
Respondents can participate anonymously or leave their details for a chance to win three free coaching sessions with Birdsong or vouchers worth £100 from the online retailer Ethicalsuperstore.com.