What’s happened to the voluntary sector since 1965?

I decided a little while ago that my literature review wasn’t pretty enough. So I made this timeline of voluntary sector history instead. Enjoy!  My research looks at how the local voluntary sector in Birmingham has developed from about 1965 onwards. The story of the national voluntary sector, and the policy, programmes and debates that … Continue reading What’s happened to the voluntary sector since 1965?

Scrutinies, strategies and reviews: what does government want from the sector?

This is a long blog about government scrutinies, strategies and reviews of voluntary sector policy. I’ve done a quick summary here, also at the bottom, in case you just want the gist (and the badges). Otherwise, read on. I had a throwaway conversation a while ago on twitter about ‘surviving’ various government reviews of the … Continue reading Scrutinies, strategies and reviews: what does government want from the sector?

How Rob Wilson views the sector: singing the refrain

If you’re a voluntary sector fan, you’ll probably have seen Rob Wilson’s comment piece in Third Sector magazine by now (summarised in Civil Society if you get stuck behind the paywall). Described by some as interesting, others as insightful, and by one newsletter compiler as full of good lols, there’s certainly a lot to get … Continue reading How Rob Wilson views the sector: singing the refrain