Book now for ‘Leading through challenging times’

Bookings are now open for the next VSSN day conference on 23rd November 2017, hosted by the Open University Business School in Milton Keynes:

Leading through challenging times: can the sector respond to the wider crisis of political and civil society leadership?

The programme and abstracts are available to download here and promise a diverse and critical engagement with issues of leadership in theory and practice.

VSSN members pay only £35, saving 50% on the full conference fee.

The conference includes the VSSN AGM.

We look forward to welcoming you to Milton Keynes in November.



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

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

Would you like to support the work of VSSN? Do you have ideas about you’d like to see VSSN develop?

If so, please consider nominating yourself for a place on either or both of:

  • the VSSN Steering Group
  • the Editorial Management Board of Voluntary Sector Review, the journal produced by VSSN with Policy Press

It is a self-nomination process; you do not need to be nominated by someone else.

Simply complete the VSSN Steering Group nomination form and/or the Voluntary Sector Review Editorial Management Board nomination form and return to the VSSN office by 21st October at the latest.

You must be a paid-up member of VSSN by 24th October in order to nominate yourself.  New members are welcome!

More information about the roles and the election process here. We look forward to receiving your nomination.