It’s time to wrap up charityblog.org.uk as inspiration for content has been decidedly lacking since we restarted the blog 4 years ago. There is still this space on VolResource in case the muse strikes, though.
With an increasing number of links on the original VolResource website no longer working or directing to dodgy sites, it’s time to switch it off. Apologies to those with poor internet connections or struggling computers/phones, as pages on the current site will take a little longer to load.
Material from that site was transferred across to here back in 2013. See the About page for more background.
Your bookmarks or other links to the old site should redirect here – please use the menus, search or other navigation devices to find what you need. Again, see About page for more guidance.
We’ve been working on VolResource’s newsletter and news site VoluntaryNews for the last little while, so only a low level of additions here over the last few weeks. Plenty of web link updates though.
Centre for Effective Services Irish organisation which focuses on “implementation science”. Useful links page (at Jan. 2015) of organisations around the world promoting evidence-informed approach to policy and practice.
Fundraising Resources page further updates include:
Funding Eye consultancy offers a number of free resources “that are designed to help you navigate the world of fundraising”.
Development Impact and You – DIY Toolkit has practical tools to trigger & support social innovation. “A toolkit on how to invent, adopt or adapt ideas that can deliver better results. It’s quick to use, simple to apply, and designed to help busy people working in development.”
Collective Action Toolkit is “a set of activities and methods to enable groups of people anywhere to organize, collaborate, and create solutions for problems impacting their community”. From Frog Design (toolkit defunct April 2020?).
Communities Channel Scotland (new summer 2014) “aims to provide support to local groups and organisations so that they can contribute to a socially and economically sustainable Scotland”. From Scottish Community Development Centre.
My Community Cinema from British Film Institute supports new and established community cinemas all over the UK.
Some of the many revisions and additions to the website in the last couple of months, not including updates to links (where there was a distinct move to more “https” – secure – links).
Several pages have had general link reviews. As ever, further additions and amendments are welcome.
Added to Events Services page, online services section – believe.in has added ticketing and other event services to its fundraising platform. UK Fundraising news item gives an idea of what’s available.
A new Social Media section to the ‘Getting your message across’ page . Only a starter, so any suggestions for practical advice and ideas for inclusion – downloadable guides rather than short articles?
- Training Courses, online Added WCVA Learning Zone – for the third sector in Wales, with the main focus on helping organisations diversify their funding and become financially sustainable.
- Volunteer Management Added organisations for volunteer managers around the world.
- Further entries added to the Income (technology) Services page, including:
- Added to Fundraising Resources: Let’s Get Fundraising Ideas from a social enterprise with a background in schools/PTA fundraising.
On Consultancy Services page, part of a new Pro Bono consultancy section: Pro Bono Economics “matches volunteer economists with charities wishing to address questions around measurement, results and impact”, http://www.probonoeconomics.com.
Under Health and Safety: ‘Charity and Voluntary Organisations – a health and safety guide’ from Health and Safety Works NI.
Just added to Policies and Procedures checklist, NCVYS has a ‘Policies for voluntary youth organisations factsheet’ available from its information sheets page.
On Functional Support, Institutes and Associations Network of the Professional Publishers Association has been set up for those who publish a magazine on behalf of an institute, association or membership body – but gone at Sep. 2017.
Plus plenty of general link updates – hopefully not many ‘internal links’ going to the old site now. More Charity Commission links to update, though, after the recent move to GOV.UK.
Yet another way to contribute information to VolResource is our Twitter account. Send us a tweet, and depending on the content, we can take it as a news item for Voluntarynews.org.uk, an update for a VolResource article. Or we could simply retweet it to @volresource followers (over a thousand, and growing).
The Twitter feed also now appears in the site footer, with a simple ‘tweet to @volresource’ box (you’ll need a Twitter account to use this, of course).