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Over the past 10 months I have been working to promote the quality, strength and value of volunteering in Guyana. One of the objectives for this work has been to create an enabling environment within which to build a central … – How to build voluntary sector support infrastructure?
The Pathways through Participation report was published today. Is it possible to boil down over two years of research and hundreds of hours of interviews into one finding? It’s important to be wary about boiling research findings down too much. … – The bitesize Pathways through Participation report
With so much public money being spent on the Big Society, the government is going to be under pressure to demonstrate that this is money well spent. However, centrally planned and implemented evaluations will act against the development of authentic, … – Evaluating the Big Society will destroy it
A recent call by UK MPs for a rethink of David Cameron’s flagship National Citizen Service scheme has come at an interesting time for volunteer service initiatives internationally. The United Nations International Year of Volunteers+10 and the European Commission’s European … – Valuing volunteering