Diane Sim is a freelance consultant specialising in research-based projects in financial and professional services. For Charity Finance magazine she has authored the recent annual surveys on banking, fund management, charity shops and the finance function and is currently working on the annual audit survey.
Sim formerly headed up the retail banking and wealth management division of VRL Knowledgebank, where she was responsible for the company's newsletters, websites, management reports and conferences in those segments. She has also edited newsletters in the financial services sector including European Banker, Cards International and Retail Banker International.
She has also worked as a consultant on research-based strategy projects for UK and international financial services clients, both at Davis International Banking Consultants (1994-2001) and Coopers and Lybrand (1989-1994).
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With income rises outstripping falls, the Charity 100 Index is outperforming both its quarterly and annual benchmarks, finds Diane Sim.
Unprecedented falls in income levels required to enter both the Charity 100 and Charity 250 Indexes amply illustrate pressure across the sector, finds Diane Sim.
An unprecedented fall in the income level required to enter the Charity 100 Index suggests that even the top players are feeling the squeeze, finds Diane Sim.
Times are still hard, but the calibre and affordability of the talent pool has never been better, finds Diane Sim.
With a wide range of off-the-peg and tailored CRM software solutions available, fundraisers are spoilt for choice and more charities than ever are happy with their decision, finds Diane Sim.
Another tough year for the Charity 250 Index, in spite of strong performance from voluntary and trading income, finds Diane Sim.