Charities and the not-for-profit sector

This article describes how charities, not-for-profit organisations (NFP) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) benefit from the involvement of independent research consultants such as those who belong to the Independent Consultants Group (ICG).

Charities and the not-for-profit sector

Andrew Smith, Louise Brown and Sue Garner

The idea for this article came from members of the Independent Consultants Group (, a network of 300+ mainly UK-based individual or small-partnership market researchers. Our members work for a very wide range of charities, not-for-profit (NFP) organisations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and this sector has needs that experienced consultants are especially well placed to meet. Our project work enables us to make a number of general statements about the special requirements of this sector and how clients deal with them. We...

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