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Civil society organisations in the UK exist to support a wide range of beneficiary groups, including people from the UK and across the world, animals and the environment. This means that trying to accurately estimate how many people benefit is challenging, and virtually impossible. Many UK-based organisations have a global reach, whilst the breadth of needs and interests met by civil society organisations makes it difficult to not be a direct or indirect beneficiary of their work. The estimates in the table below should be read with this caveat in mind.

The 2017 Global NGO Online Technology Report ( is a research project that seeks to gain a better understanding of how non-governmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide use online technology to engage their supporters and donors. Sponsored by the Public Interest Registry ( and researched by Nonprofit Tech for Good (, the report summarizes how NGOs worldwide use web and email communications, online and mobile fundraising tools, and social and mobile media.

This report presents the findings of our research into the relationship between charities and their beneficiaries.