Monthly Archives: July 2011

There are volunteers ready and waiting across the country, so why aren’t charities asking for their help?

One of the main issues that comes up again and again in the
world of volunteering is the need for better communication between volunteers
and those needing their services. This is typically provided by volunteer
brokerage organisations, such as ourselves here at iT4Communities, but there is a real difficulty in
linking the two groups.

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We are starting to win the battle of social enterprises

Recently, Craig Dearden-Phillips and Rob Greenland, two of our
most respected social enterprise commentators, both wrote blogs that, taken together, shattered the illusion of a
consensus on the definition of social enterprise.

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Charity archives: A hidden casualty of the cuts?

The history of charity is
perhaps a hotter topic today than it has ever been, so it is ironic that
voluntary organisations face greater challenges than ever before in preserving
their records and making these available to researchers.

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Inspiring activism: outreach that goes local and personal

What is the best route to mobilising local activism? Of
course, all organisations are different, and the current social and economic
climate provides a challenging backdrop. But at the Switchover Help Scheme
the organisation set up to deliver practical support to help older and disabled
people switch to digital television – we’ve worked with a range of partners to try to do things
in a new way.

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