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Festive? 'Community Accountability in Community businesses' - New Reearch from IVAR for Power to Change

Hi - short of ideas for festive gifts?Check out the new report published by Power to Change based on research undertaken by the IVAR team (Institute for Voluntary Action Research). It's titled 'Community Accountability in ...

mike 12th Dec 2017

Power to Change research open call - advance notification

The Power to Change runs a research open call twice a year, for research projects that will benefit the community business sector.A sign-up list is now available for our next research open call, which will ...

Ailbhe McNabola 11th Dec 2017

Funded full time PhD studentship opportunity at Northumbria University

Keeping them hooked: An investigation into the drivers and barriers to successful volunteer use in Public Libraries (RDF18/CIS/CASSELDEN)Project DescriptionVolunteers have become a crucial part of public library delivery within the UK, such that between 2010 ...

Biddy Casselden 7th Dec 2017

Day conference on black women, education and community activism

See details below of an important one day conference on 13th February 2018 in London bringing together themes of black women, education and community activism. (Free)Black Women, Womanist learning and Higher Education: the Politics of ...

Linda Milbourne 5th Dec 2017

Poor Philanthropist talk available online

Dear colleagues,I hope this email finds you well.Dr Susan Wilkinson Maposa's talk on “The Poor Philanthropist: light and shadows in community giving” is now available online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTZOCSu3ohk&feature=youtu.beBest wishes, Tobias

Tobias Jung 4th Dec 2017

Re: Bringing volunteering agencies and researchers closer together.

Hello Chris,You might be interested to look at some of the work happening in Scotland. There’s an initiative called the Third Sector Research Forum, funded by Scottish Government, secretariat provided by Evaluation Support Scotland. It ...

Jane Cullingworth 4th Dec 2017

Re: Bringing volunteering agencies and researchers closer together.

Hi ChrisIf you want a long view / historical perspective on volunteering and / or academic engagement with charities re history I am happy to be involved.Best wishes,GeorginaSent from my iPhoneOn 1 Dec 2017, at ...

Brewis, Georgina 1st Dec 2017

Re: Bringing volunteering agencies and researchers closer together.

Hi Chris,I'd be interested in being involved in this too. I'm an early career researcher looking at volunteering and food poverty and so far have worked with a small national charity, as well as completing ...

Stephanie Denning 1st Dec 2017

Re: Bringing volunteering agencies and researchers closer together.

Hello allThanks for such positive responses.I am on my travels today but will be in touch early next week to explore possibilities in more depth .I think it could be a great eventChrisGet Outlook for ...

Chris Wade 1st Dec 2017

Re: Bringing volunteering agencies and researchers closer together.

Hi ChrisGreat idea. I'm very happy to join in this discussion.Best wishesMikeHonorary Research Fellow, Centre for Philanthropy, University of KentOn Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 9:43 PM, Leila Baker <leila@ivar.org.uk> wrote:> Likewise, I would be ...

Mike Locke 1st Dec 2017