American Fields: reflections on Nonprofit America (part 2)

Over the course of two months in America I was privileged enough to visit and chat with about 27 nonprofits across three states, all doing great work in the human services field, all with strengths and challenges, and all with a view on what it means to be a nonprofit in America today. I want …

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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?

New Year’s Resolution no. 2: making a mark as a trustee

One of the best things I’ve done this year is become a trustee of a charity. I’ve been a trustee before, many years ago for Children’s Rights Alliance for England, which was a great experience and helped me learn about what’s involved in running an organisation. But that was a very different organisation and a … Continue reading New Year’s Resolution no. 2: making a mark as a trustee