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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.