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Researching what matters to charities and donors

***Message sent on behalf of Helen Owen and Caroline Fiennes, Giving Evidence***Dear Colleagues,Re: Researching what matters to charities and donorsWe write to let you know that Charity Futures, the new charity-sector think-tank led by Sir ...

Macmillan, Rob 22nd May 2018

Re: answers on a postcard please... favourite reading recommendations

hi all,apparently, the originator of the term, "loose and baggy monster" was Henry James, who coined the metaphor to refer to Tolstoy's "War and Peace" or as he erroneously called it, "peace and war", among ...

Acheson, Nicholas 22nd May 2018

Re: answers on a postcard please... favourite reading recommendations

Dear all, dear ColinThanks Colin, but you are too modest, I think the chapter is often cited because of the evocative title, so it is much more important that book chapter titles usually are in ...

Jeremy Kendall 22nd May 2018

Events at the Centre for Urban Research on Austerity

ColleaguesRegistration is now open for two public events to be hosted by CURA on 26th and 27th June.Our first annual lecture will be held at 18:00 on Tuesday 26th June. It will be given by ...

Jonathan Davies 14th May 2018

VSSN Guest Blog - consultation on research priorities

Dear ColleaguesYou may be aware that a consultation process amongst charities and donors to identify future research priorities has just started.The consultation is being undertaken for Charity Futures by the consultancy Giving Evidence. Dr Helen ...

Macmillan, Rob 11th May 2018

Join us for the Voluntary Action History Society’s study day on The end of the voluntary sector’s infrastructure? 16th June 2018

Booking is now open for VAHS’s study day, The end of the voluntary sector’s infrastructure? Are intermediary bodies doomed? Does it matter?We welcome the attendance of members and friends of VSSN and others interested in ...

Colin Rochester 10th May 2018

Memorial event for Adrian Barritt - 3/6/18

Hello everyone,I have now heard that there is to be a memorial event for Adrian at the OldSchool House, Ham Road, Shoreham at 2pm on Sunday the 3rd June. Also here isa link to a ...

Andy Benson 10th May 2018

Community and University Partnership Initiative - Deadline approaching

The deadline for applying for a place at the Birmingham and Newham, London Community and University Partnership Initiative match events is fast approaching. Funded by Power to Change<http://www.powertochange.org.uk/> and the Arts and Humanities Research Council<http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/>, ...

Stephanie Todd 9th May 2018

Reminder - Voluntary Action History Seminar

We are pleased to invite you to our next seminar at the Institute of Historical Research at Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1 1E starting at 6pm and finish at 7.30pm with a glass or ...

Colin Rochester 7th May 2018

Annual voluntary sector and volunteering research conference - deadline for abstracts extended

Please circulate to your networks!Annual Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference (NCVO/VSSN)Trust, Transparency and Accountability of Charities and Voluntary Organisations: Challenges for Policy, Practice and ResearchSeptember 6-7, 2018LondonDeadline for abstracts extended to May 9https://www.ncvo.org.uk/training-and-events/research-conference/guidelines-for-papersNew researchers:https://www.ncvo.org.uk/training-and-events/research-conference/new-researchersThis ...

Jane Cullingworth 3rd May 2018