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New Researchers Sessions – Call for Papers deadline extended to 31st May

2017 Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference – New Researchers Sessions

The New Researchers Sessions run alongside the annual Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference, which this year is taking place in Nottingham on 7th and 8th September.

The Call for Papers for the New Researchers Sessions is now open.

The aim of the sessions is to give new researchers (i.e. those who are new to research or who are new to the voluntary sector) an opportunity to:

  • present their research
  • get constructive feedback in a supportive (and fun!) environment
  • meet other new researchers and network
  • network with established researchers and practitioners

These events are organised by the Voluntary Studies Sector Network (VSSN), National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and Institute for Volunteering Research (IVR).

The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended to 31st May. There is also an opportunity to be considered for the Campbell Adamson Memorial Prize.

For more information, visit the New Researchers Sessions page.

2017 Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference: Call for Papers

Information is now available about the 2017 Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference, organised jointly by VSSN, NCVO and the Institute for Volunteering Research (IVR).

The conference will be held in Nottingham on 7th and 8th September.

The call for papers is now open and will close on 2nd May 2016.

You can find out more about the conference, its themes and how to submit a paper from our events page.

Further information will follow shortly about opportunities at the conference specifically for new and early-career researchers.

Cast your VSSN vote!

Elections are now open for the following:

  • three places on the Steering Group of VSSN
  • two places on the Editorial Management Board of VSSN’s journal, Voluntary Sector Review

The elections are open between 24th October and 7th November, and all current members of VSSN have a vote.

Members will receive an email with a link to a Survey Monkey page where they can vote. If you are a current VSSN member but do not receive this email please contact execofficer@vssn.org.uk.

The candidate statements for the Steering Group can be downloaded here.

The candidate statements for the Editorial Management Group can be downloaded here.

The results will be announced at the VSSN Annual General Meeting held as part of the seminar on 22nd November at the University of Birmingham, and posted on the VSSN website.

Call for Nominations and Volunteers

All VSSN members will shortly be receiving an email about 2015 elections for the VSSN Steering Group and the Voluntary Sector Review Editorial Management Board.  There is also a call for volunteers, particularly for someone to moderate our email discussion list.  You can read the call here.

Self nominations are invited via a nomination form.  The VSSN SG nomination form and the VSR EMB nomination form are available to be downloaded and must be returned to the VSSN office by 19th October 2015. Questions about the discussion list role can be directed to Angela Ellis Paine (a.ellispaine@tsrc.ac.uk).

Anyone self nominating for the elected roles must be a VSSN member for 2015 – 16 before the election starts.  New members are welcome!

 

Day Conference 27 November 2014 – Call for Papers

The next VSSN Day Seminar will take place in Central London on 27 November 2014, 10.30 am to 4pm. The topic is “Money, money, money! Getting and spending in the voluntary sector”. The call for papers is now open. If you would like to propose a paper for the day, please submit an abstract of around 250 words and a brief biography by email to meta@practicalwisdomr2z.co.uk no later than 15 August 2014.

Money, money, money! Getting and spending in the voluntary sector

This is a broad and challenging topic and includes any and all aspects of voluntary sector life touched by money – different sources, different uses, different impacts. For example, fundraising; philanthropy, major giving, legacies and all other giving by individuals, businesses and foundations; investments – social, ethical or traditional; venture philanthropy; sponsorships; trading and enterprise; statutory and quasi-government grants, contracts and new funds; partnership and EU funding; charitable spending and charitable finance; regulation and the role of new technology. We anticipate that speakers will approach the topic from different perspectives and use different methodologies – and that synergies will emerge. The convenors are: Meta Zimmeck, Practical Wisdom R2Z; Cathy Pharoah, Centre for Philanthropy and Charitable Giving, Cass Business School, City University; and David Kane, NCVO.

Submitting an abstract

If you would like to propose a paper for the day, please submit an abstract of around 250 words and a brief biography by email to meta@practicalwisdomr2z.co.uk no later than 15 August 2014.

We welcome presentations from researchers, academics, doctoral students and practitioners in voluntary organisations (including infrastructure bodies and foundations) who are doing research in areas relevant to the voluntary sector or civil society in the UK. Your abstract should contain a question, problem or dilemma arising from practice, theory or earlier research findings. Papers are usually based on completed or on-going research (qualitative or quantitative) or a review of the evidence or literature in an area of interest to voluntary sector researchers.

Booking will open once the programme is finalised.