This new Baobab Briefing provides an updated overview of global financial trends amongst leading ICSO federations, and compares recent financial performance amongst them.

Highlights of this year’s report are:

  • Total income of the seven leading ICSOs covered by this report rose to €7.3 billion in 2013, a rise of 4%
  • Over the last ten years, the combined income of this group of leading ICSOs has grown by over 50% in real terms
  • Amongst this group, Save the Children has had the fastest recent rate of growth of income, averaging 12% pa over the last five years, although World Vision still has the largest global income
  • The proportion of global  income from individuals varies widely amongst this group of ICSOs, from Care at around 25% to MSF at around 75%
  • Across the group as a whole, there has been no significant change in the balance of income by source in recent years, with both individual and public sector giving growing by around 30% over the last five years. The reported share of expenditure on fundraising is growing slowly.
  • Amongst this group, the major Anglophone countries remain the most important fundraising markets, with USA, UK, Canada, and Australia accounting for nearly 60% of total income. However, the fastest growing major markets are Korea, Sweden, and Germany


To read this report, click here

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