More and more charities are being run like big business concerns, employing more professionals to do jobs that used to be done out of duty.
But do higher wages need to be paid to attract the right sort of people?
And how much of your donations goes towards paying their wages?
Find out about some local charities, how much they pay their officers and how much money actually goes into helping the good cause.
Is the traditionally low-paid world of the charity fund-raiser being taken over by high-flyers keen to get a worthy entry on their CV?