Fundraising News: Giving is less likely with higher wages

The more people earn, the less charitable they become, according to a survey of staff in the UK.

Human resources consultants Black Mountain discovered that if employees were given a £5,000 bonus, 29 per cent said they would give a portion to charity.

The figure fell to 21 per cent if their bosses awarded them a £50,000 windfall. If the bonus was £100,000 only two per cent said voluntary organisations would receive a slice.

In comparison, 11 per cent would go on a shopping spree and 15 per cent would buy a new car.

"It's important for employers to understand their employees' motivations - and this wouldn't appear to include charity for the better paid employees," said Steve Nuttall, European regional director at Black Mountain.

Last week, Lord Joffe proposed a national benchmark for giving, set at 1.5 per cent of wealthy donors' income.

See Hot Issue, p15.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus
Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +

Latest Jobs

RSS Feed

Third Sector Insight

Sponsored webcasts, surveys and expert reports from Third Sector partners


Expert Hub

Insurance advice from Markel

Guide: What insurance does your charity need?

Guide: What insurance does your charity need?

Partner Content: Presented By Markel

Third Sector Logo

Get our bulletins. Read more articles. Join a growing community of Third Sector professionals

Register now