According to a research conducted by the Charity Commission, millennials give charity generously at events such as Christmas, and in addition to that, they are also more than likely to do a research on the charity they choose before giving the charity.
In the research, more than half of the participants who fall between age 18-24 stated that they would normally check out the charity that they are going to be donating to. The number can be compared to 29 percent of people over 75s.
According to the Charity Commission, it is necessary that people make sure that the destination of their donation is well researched upon. In the past, some reservations about fundraising have surfaced, especially after the Grenfell tragedy in which only a limited amount of money was actually given to the survivors of the fire.
2 months after the tower block fire took place, just £2.8 million was given to the survivors out of the £18.9 million that was collected.
According to the chief executive of the Charity Commission, Helen Stephenson – donors could conveniently run a check the registered charity numbers that are available on the regulator’s register, and there was a vast amount of information already available for public viewing.
According to Helen Stephenson, the research states that Christmas is the best time when it comes to generous charities, and it should be celebrated as well. Stephenson also said that she is grateful that youngsters are inclined to helping people, but they are also more prone to running the checks before donating.
According to the charity watchdog, donors should be aware of the unsolicited emails sent to them by the different charitable organizations; and they should not open the links sent through emails. Instead, the potential donors should use the internet in order to do the research on the charity that they have chosen, and make sure that the web address they have chosen is correct, and then make the donation directly.
According to Stephen Dunmore, who is the chief executive of Fundraising Regulator; an organization known for maintaining the standards for charitable fundraising, the British public is generous when it comes to giving, but as per the research, the number of people who give charity without checking the destination of their donation is huge. In addition to that, it is also important for the donors to know that they reserve the right to know where the money they are donating is going.
As per a research that was conducted by the Charity Commission as well as the Fundraising Regulator, 67 percent of Brits are more inclined towards supporting a charity has had an effect on them, and one of the most popular ways of supporting charity this year is by buying charity Christmas cards.
The research also found out that 44 percent of 18 to 24-year-old stated that they would donate their s smartphones for the month of December in order to raise £500 for a charity that they will choose. This number is compared with under a third of the rest of the population of Britain.