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The sector cannot remain silent about small charities in post-Brexit Britain

This blog first appeared on Third Sector on 19th April 2017.

I recently visited a local charity that supports young mothers in a small Midlands town to meet Jen, the chief executive for 17 years and David, the chair (I have changed their names). 718 more words

Voluntary Sector

JEM ( Jobsearch-Employment-Mentoring): Further funding to continue its successes into 2017

Success for JEM (Jobsearch-Employment-Mentoring) is about the quality of service that they provide to those people trying to make a life in a new culture and to be a valuable contributor to society. 478 more words

Charity Issues

Are you leaving your Social Media output to chance?

Proper planning will be worth the effort…

Among the many issues facing the voluntary sector is the need to improve capacity in digital skills. As such, getting your social media right is an important step in this direction. 512 more words

Best Practice

Communities First?  Governing neighbourhoods under austerity

Welsh Government is phasing out its (former flagship) Communities First tackling poverty programme from 2017/18.  The Bevan Foundation, a think tank, has stressed that subsequent local action should be led by ‘community anchors’ – community-based organisations with a good track-record and strong community engagement. 822 more words


How can small charity Chief Execs 'face forward' in 2017?

Sarah Mitchell, Chief Executive of Carers Network, a small charity funded by Lloyds Bank Foundation describes her journey from crisis to sustainability.

When your internet’s gone down, your finance worker is off sick and the phone’s ringing off the hook – who has time to think about getting past the crisis and plan ahead?  651 more words

Voluntary Sector

Seven steps for sustaining #smallbutvital charities

Charlotte Ravenscroft, author of Facing Forward reflects on how charities can start the road to sustainability. 

I recently had the pleasure of launching Facing Forward: How small and medium-sized charities can adapt to survive… 755 more words

Voluntary Sector

Robert Rodriguez in talks to direct 'Escape From New York' reboot

Robert Rodriguez is looking to double down on dystopia with 20th Century Fox.

The director of the upcoming manga adaptation Alita: Battle Angel is in negotiations to reteam with the studio on a reboot of  160 more words