Here is a very interesting presentation by Nicholos Offord of the The Offord Group entitled Fund Raising – Key Challenges & Issues for the Future.  It is located at   Although focused on health care fundraising he brings in comes with some interesting statistics that we should of interest to charities especially in these more difficult times.  “The average charity growth rate was 32% between 2001 and 2006”  Across the board having revenue increase by 32% is impressive for charities although one can ask is this sustainable?  Slide 13 cover “Highest Priority Charitable Sector” and for around 9% international was highest priority.