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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 […]

‘Transformational Moments in Social Welfare: What Role for Voluntary Action?’ by Georgina Brewis, Angela Ellis Paine, Irene Hardill, Rose Lindsey and Rob Macmillan.

A new free book is available on Open Access on Open Access from Policy Press which is described below by Marilyn Taylor of the Institute of Voluntary Action Research as “Thoroughly researched and timely, this book provides a much-needed and welcome historical perspective to debates about the future of welfare in the UK today.” During […]

Updated call for short contributions: understanding the voluntary sector’s role in shaping place, AND, the role of place in shaping the nature of voluntary sector leadership

We warmly invite suggestions for contributions to the first of two workshops supported by VSSN* aiming to shape an emerging agenda on understanding the voluntary sector’s role in shaping place, AND, the role of place in shaping the nature of voluntary sector leadership.We would like to receive contributions for SHORT presentations on the day from […]

Launching UK-CAT

First published 06/07/2021: Today we’re launching a new classification of charities in the UK, which aims to help researchers, umbrella bodies and others make sense of the diverse group of organisations that form the voluntary sector. The voluntary sector is defined by shared characteristics – legal form, volunteerism, non-profit distributing – but the sector […]

Activism and Voluntary Sector Research: two sides of the same coin or different currencies: Tuesday, 16th November: 11.00-4.00

In this one day on-line event, we will explore the relationship between activism and voluntary sector research. We invite presentation proposals from academia and from practice that illuminate the potential and challenges of integrating personal activism and voluntary sector research. Many voluntary sector researchers are motivated to produce research that contributes to social change and […]

Successful development opportunity grants about to go live!

We are proud to announce the results of the latest round of development opportunity grants 2021. The successful proposals are described below and we encourage members to get involved in the activities and contact those delivering the projects. Susanne Martikke: Acknowledging complexity, learning from failure – Greater Manchester Third Sector Research Network event about evaluation […]

VSSN New Researchers Online Forum

VSSN New Researchers Online Forum 23rd August 2021 1pm-2pm Following on from our first session of 2021 in April, this session will continue to offer a supportive environment for new researchers to share their experiences. As always, these meetings are an informal and open space for people to bring their interests, questions, successes, and worries. […]