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Voluntary Sector Studies Network (VSSN) presentation

Rose and I presented at the Voluntary Sector Studies Network Research conference on Thursday 11th September in Sheffield. The conference was truly excellent, a friendly atmosphere, informative and diverse research presentations, good food and drink. 69 more words


De-mystifying social enterprise

by Alex Thomas

Tomorrow marks the first Social Saturday (#socialsaturday), a day to celebrate and buy from social enterprises in the UK. Social enterprises are a growing social and economic force with approximately 70,000 operating in the UK contributing £18.5 billion to the economy according to  489 more words

Business And Economy

CIPR NI Puts Focus on Voluntary & Community Sector Communications & PR

This afternoon I had the pleasure of spending a few hours with a great group of communications and PR professionals from the voluntary and community sector. 431 more words


CIPR NI Voluntary Sector Comms Event Round-up

In February this year, my esteemed colleague (and former university cohort) Sharon Whittaker (@WHITTonTWITT) and I were accepted on to the Northern Ireland Committee… 574 more words


The Right Deed for the Wrong Reason?

One of my daughter’s current favourite reads is the utterly brilliant Clarice Bean series by Lauren Child. In the third in the series, Clarice and her friends are asked by school to go and visit the old people in the home where Clarice’s mum works. 330 more words

HR Thoughts

A view from Yorkshire and Humber

At the start of July, the Yorkshire and Humber Unit said goodbye to Miriam Jackson and hello to Charlee and Patrick. Being new to the Unit and its work, with the prospect of a glorious summer ahead, we embarked on a journey of discovery – visiting as many local authorities as we could. 487 more words

Youth Work Unit – Yorkshire & The Humber

The REAL Charities are the Ones worth supporting

Depression has yet another hidden side, it stops me writing, hence the shortage of recent posts; however a headline in today’s Mirror that infuriated me so much it broke the barrier – “ 372 more words