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Colin Rochester 1942-2023

Obituary of Colin Rochester, 1942 – 2023 It is with great sadness that we are informing you of the news that our friend and colleague Colin Rochester died on 16 February 2023. Colin was an academic, teacher, practitioner, mentor, colleague, editor, author and thought leader with an independent and sharp mind. He helped establish and […]

VSSN event: A one day conference on community and voluntary organisations and polarisation #VSSN_Aber | 24 May 2023, Aberystwyth University

+ iCal+ Google Calendar 24th May 2023 (9:00 am – 4:00 pm) The role of community and voluntary organisations in polarisation in local communities The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK Full details: Eventbrite Registration Information Questions? Email Introduction “A high level of polarisation can be destabilising and dangerous. It’s this we have to counteract.” Goldsworthy et […]

VSSN New Researchers Online Support Session

Thursday 5th May 2022: 1pm-2pm With our first session of 2022 we’ll continue to offer an informal space for people to bring their interests, questions, successes, and worries. Our definition of ‘new researchers’ is very broad and includes people in voluntary sector organisations who may be embarking on research for the first time as well […]

Steering Group statement on equality, diversity and inclusion.

VSSN Steering Group statement on equality, diversity and inclusion in our work and voluntary sector research In recent years there has been an increased focus on failures within the voluntary sector to provide a space that is equally accessible for all, free of discrimination, and inclusive of people from different backgrounds. Several research reports into […]

Blog: Tot Fosters blog on small charities using video

Telling stories about impact, talking to supporters, reaching out, collaborating with service users….video can do so much for small charities. And in these strange times anything that can help with online communications has got to be good. But there’s a problem – not many small charities are making the most of video. It’s seen as […]

Adapting to Survive or Thrive: Civil Society, the Third Sector and Social Movements in ‘Post-Socialist’ Spaces: call for papers.

Policy Press are marking the 30th anniversary of the end of the Soviet Union with a special issue, find more details about the call for papers from Policy Press here and more infomation on producing papers for VSR on our web site here All submissions must be received by March 1st 2022. The the deadline […]