Research carried out in 2008 shows that outsourcing in the voluntary sector has shown promising growth because of the associated benefits. This is surprising news for the charity outsourcing industry, given the state of the economy at present and at the time of writing.
It was reported that there was an average saving of 40% on office administration costs, saving hundreds of millions of pounds for charitable activities. The report also shows that the main charity services that are outsourced are usually financial services, Information technology, training, accounting and charity direct mail.
In this financial climate charities are placing more emphasis on seeking companies to handle some the services mentioned above. The bottom line is that it is expensive and time consuming to run these services in house. This means less capital and resources to focus on the core purpose of the charities - helping people who are in need of help.
Charity outsourcing has increased in popularity due to the fact that charities can now access a wealth of expertise from companies offering these services. This means that charities can be much more efficient and gain much better value for their money.
It is surprising that a lot of charities have not even considered outsourcing which can possibly be attributed to the limited data available on which services are out there and available. To address this charity outsourcing companies must develop clear, accessible and succinct information charities through their marketing activities. For example www.charitydynamics.co.uk lists the key services and activities offered that will add value to charities. For more information about charity outsourcing services, please call 01233 214447.