Third Sector Podcast #19: Recession

This month we discuss what impact a recession could have on the voluntary sector

The latest episode looks at how a potential post-Covid recession could affect charities in the key areas of fundraising and campaigning, and what impact it might have on small charities in particular. 

Third Sector's senior analysis and feature writer Rebecca Cooney spoke to  Daniel Fluskey, head of policy and external affairs at the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, Adeela Warley, chief executive of CharityComms, and Rita Chadha, chief executive of the Small Charities Coalition, about how what we can learn from the previous recessions, what impact the latest one could have, and why a recession caused by a pandemic might be different to anything the sector has faced before.

Later, Rebecca and editor Emily Burt unwrap their coronavirus care package - this month’s good news stories from the sector.

These include: 

You can listen to the podcast below:


This episode is sponsored by Salesforce and its social impact center, which focuses on partnering with the global community of changemakers.’s unique business unit is dedicated to creating solutions for non-profit, educational, and philanthropic organisations so they can have a greater impact: and they provide access to powerful technology that empowers changemakers to build a better world. 

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