I'm not really sure what this Charity 250 Index is trying to do. Partly because I'd expect a few big household name charities to be on it at the top. But they don't seem to be??
I've copied the table below - see positions 19 (up from 70) and 130 (up from 202)
Anyway - this is probably best read in tandem with what was posted last month here: https://www.jehovahs-witness.com/topic/5982052455284736/watch-tower-bible-tract-society-britain-jehovahs-w-charity-increased-voluntary-income-69-cent-real-terms
Civil Society, 1 May 2017
Charity Finance Charity 250 Index Constituent Review 2017: A new influx
This year's review of the constituents of the Charity Finance Charity 250 Index sees 23 new entrants, with six moving down from the Charity 100 Index and 17 moving up from outside the Indexes.
The highest riser within this year’s Charity 250 Index is the Challenge Network, which jumps 73 places from position 148 to position 75. Its annual income has almost doubled from £26.3m to £51.6m in the three years under review, resulting in an average of £38m.
Close behind the Challenge Network is the second highest riser, International Bible Students Association, which jumps 72 places from position 202 to position 130. Its annual income has more than doubled from £18.9m to £38.9m in the three years under review, resulting in an average of £28.7m.
The Association earns most of its income from voluntary donations and legacies from Jehovah’s Witnesses in over 1,600 congregations across the UK. It also received grants from Jehovah’s Witnesses in other countries including a £12m grant received in 2014/15 from a related charity in Germany.
The Association’s trustees describe “the voluntary support we enjoy from congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses” as consistent and reliable, making it unnecessary for the charity to engage in fundraising activities. Figures for the year ending 31 August 2016, which will be used to calculate next year’s ranking, do indeed show a healthy, albeit slower, pace of growth.
READ REPORT / INDEX TABLE (PDF): https://www.civilsociety.co.uk/uploads/assets/uploaded/b149fd0a-db41-4dde-a560b6174062e60d.pdf