There’s no denying that the recession – and the impact that it’s had on donors and trust investments; government spending and general household income – has had an adverse impact on fundraising in general. We recently asked charities and arts organisations to complete a survey into how the recession had affected them – and there were a few charities out there who bucked the trend and hadn’t seen their income reduce. They were, however, in the minority. The survey results are interesting – and there are a few glimmers of hope in there as to how organisations can move their fundraising forward in these difficult times. Difficult but not impossible perhaps?