Introduction to the Voluntary Sector

Author: Rodney Hedley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134858095
Release Date: 2005-08-18
Genre: Social Science

In the 1990s the voluntary and charity sector is being forced to become an increasingly important provider of health and social welfare in Britain. How can it respond to this pressure, who is running it and how should it be managed? As well as offering a full overview of the voluntary sector the editors and contributors: examine its history and importance within welfare provision explore its current position and responsibilities offer practical guidance for and analysis of the issues facing the voluntary sector today including its legal framework in the UK and EU, fundraising management and accountability. An Introduction to the Voluntary Sector will be invaluable reading to all students and lecturers of social policy and organisational studies as well as to professional policy-makers and voluntary sector personnel.

The Voluntary Sector

Author: Jeremy Kendall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134391271
Release Date: 2004-02-24
Genre: Business & Economics

Serving as an introduction to the UK's voluntary sector, this book builds on the foundations lain in an earlier book by Kendall and Dahrendorf. Using a comparative approach to place the UK voluntary sector in perspective, this book considers the scope, scale, structure, and impact of the voluntary sector's activities on society. Based on both qualitative and quantitative evidence, this informative book includes statistical mapping of the sector, as well as semi-structured interviews conducted with voluntary sector policy actors. A much-needed addition to the current literature, The Voluntary Sector provides a theoretical framework and in-depth analysis of an increasingly important area.

Voices from the Voluntary Sector

Author: Frederick Bruce Bird
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802096616
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Business & Economics

A collection of essays explores the challenges facing today's nonprofit organizations in Canada, including organizational and managerial challenges, social entrepreneurship and how to foster effective global movements. Simultaneous. Hardcover available.

Prisons and the Voluntary Sector

Author: Shane Bryans
Publisher: Waterside Press
ISBN: 1872870953
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Social Science

The book that launched the UK Prison Service initiative to involve the voluntary sector in the running of its prisons. Contains details which will enable both parties to understand what is involved, the history of voluntary work in prisons - which dates back several hundred years - and how to set about devising a scheme or promoting an idea.

Getting Into the Voluntary Sector

Author: Verité Reily Collins
Publisher: Crimson Publishing
ISBN: 0856605506
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Charities

Exploring the skills required to become successful in the voluntary sector, this career guide covers all the entry routes into the profession, and includes salary information and career opportunities.

The voluntary sector the state and social work in Britain

Author: Jane E. Lewis
Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub
ISBN: UOM:39015034411226
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Political Science

Professor Lewis has made a characteristically crisp contribution both to the history of voluntarism and to the current debate on its future. I particularly like the way in which she identifies both the continuities and the changes in the issues that the Family Welfare Association has had to address over its long history. Nicholas Deakin, University of Birmingham, UK Lewis has written a book which repaying reading. John Offer, Social Policy This volume is a valuable addition to the literature on social work and its origins in this country because it sets the theorizing ad the practice within the context of the history of ideas. Social Policy & Administration The story of welfare politics in Britain has usually been told in terms of a simple shift from individualism to collectivism and ever increasing amounts of state intervention. The Voluntary Sector, the State and Social Work in Britain offers a different perspective which shows that Britain has always had a mixed economy of welfare with the voluntary sector playing a major role. This book traces the ideas and practice of one of the most influential voluntary organisations, the Charity Organisation Society, which became the Family Welfare Association in 1946. It examines the meaning of voluntary personal social service, which became social work, and the nature of the shifting balance in social provision between the voluntary and statutory sectors from the late nineteenth to the twentieth century. By taking a long view, this volume highlights the important shift in the meaning of partnership between the state and voluntary sectors from the separate spheres philosophy of the late nineteenth century to the more complementary, supplementary relationship of the mid-twentieth century, and finally to the pressure now being exerted on voluntary organisations to become alternative providers of social services. Through the history of the Family Welfare Association, the book traces the development of social work from voluntary work, which was seen as integral to ideas about social theory and social change, to professional practice which was forced to seek new relationships with the state and voluntary sector. As well as presenting a substantial history of a very significant charitable organisation, this important book analyses the nature of welfare provision over time and provides an in depth treatment of the development of principles and concepts relevant to current debates.

The Voluntary Sector the State and the Law

Author: Alison Dunn
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781847310446
Release Date: 2000-02-01
Genre: Law

Over the last two decades the development of the 'third sector' has been underpinned by principles of independence and autonomy,regulation and accountability and patronage through partnership. The essays in this collection expose the resulting tensions in the relationship between voluntary sector and the state. As the government role has switched from that of provider to enabler and regulator, many charities and voluntary organisations have been forced by financial pressures to offer services and engage in trading activities, performing a wide range of sometimes –conflicting functions which an threaten their relationships with service-users and funds. The contributions to this volume address the pressing legal questions about governance, openness, accountability and regulation raised by the shifting boundary between state and voluntary sector responsibilities. Specific areas discussed include the legal structure and governance of voluntary bodies, accountability to government and to service-users, regulation and privatisation, partnership with central and local government, taxation of trading activities, volunteer behaviour and regulation, political independence and control, and conflicts of interest.

Society Politics the Voluntary Sector

ISBN: UCAL:B5007848
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Voluntarism

Contributed articles on voluntarism in India coordinated by Centre for Public Affairs, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, India.

The Voluntary Sector in the United Kingdom

Author: Jeremy Kendall
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 0719050383
Release Date: 1996-01
Genre: Business & Economics

This text presents an account of the voluntary sector's development and current position in the UK. The authors begin by defining voluntary organizations and then briefly outline their history, going on to explain the voluntary sector in relation to law, education and the state. The text concludes with a discussion of policy issues - including the crucial issue of how voluntary organizations can survive in the 1990s and beyond.

Employment Relations in the Voluntary Sector

Author: Ian Cunningham
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134090754
Release Date: 2012-08-06
Genre: Business & Economics

This new book addresses the topical issues surrounding employment relations in UK voluntary organizations that operate within the quasi-market of social care. Combining an analysis of the established literature with in-depth qualitative field work, Ian Cunningham explores the nature of power relations between state and voluntary sector; implications of employment policy and subsequent pressures for change in pay and working conditions; the influence of trade unions in the sector; management’s capacity to resist external pressure and employee responses to this environment. Cunningham’s focus on the employment relationship in this sector is unique, highlighting a complex and variable pattern of interdependence and subordination between government agencies and voluntary sector employers. The author examines the way in which financial pressures from the state coupled with weak unionization diminish working conditions, arguing that employee morale will not be sustained if the voluntary sector fails to maintain its autonomy and minimize its dependency on state funding.

Working with the Voluntary Sector

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Committee of Public Accounts
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 0215027663
Release Date: 2006-03-02
Genre: Voluntarism

The term third sector describes a range of voluntary and community sector organisations including small local community groups, registered charities, foundations, trusts and co-operatives. Following on from the NAO report (HCP 75, session 2005-06; ISBN 0102933243) published in June 2005, the Committees report examines the progress made by central government departments and other funders to improve the way they work with the third sector to achieve value for money in the provision of public services. Findings include that voluntary sector funding represents less than one per cent of central government spending and only limited progress has been made to increase the sectors involvement in delivering government programmes. Voluntary sector organisations are often subject to greater scrutiny and monitoring than private sector providers, and fairer funding practices need to be applied by departments. The Public Service Agreement target to achieve a five per cent increase in voluntary sector participation in public service delivery by 2006 is likely to be met, but the Home Office and the Treasury need to set revised targets beyond 2006 to provide a real incentive to departments to increase their engagement with the sector.

Regulation of the Voluntary Sector

Author: Mark Sidel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134096718
Release Date: 2009-10-16
Genre: Law

Have we gone too far in enacting laws, promulgating regulations and announcing policies that threaten freedom of association, either now or ‘in waiting’ for the future? Regulation of the Voluntary Sector focuses on the legal and political environment for civil society in an era in which counter-terrorism policy and law have challenged civil society and civil liberties in a number of countries. The ways in which counter-terrorism law and policy affect civil society can and do differ dramatically by country and region. Through the lens of developments since September 11th, Mark Sidel provides the first comparative analysis of state responses to voluntary sector activity. Comparing the situations in the UK and the US, as well as in Australia, Canada, India and within the European Union, he surveys the increasing efforts to delimit and restrict voluntary sector activities – such as fundraising and grant-making – as well as opposition to them.

Voluntary Sector Organizations and the State

Author: Rachel Laforest
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 9780774821445
Release Date: 2011
Genre: History

Voluntary organizations have moved from the margins to the centre of policy discussions in Canada, and citizens and politicians now view them in a new way. Rachel Laforest shows how members of voluntary organizations have struggled for a stronger voice in policy making and redefined their relationship to the federal government through key collaborations. This vivid account of how a loose coalition of organizations was transformed into a distinct sector offers a new conceptual framework for explaining dynamic state-voluntary sector relations at all levels of government.

Financial Management in the Voluntary Sector

Author: Paul Palmer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134597765
Release Date: 2005-06-29
Genre: Business & Economics

The voluntary sector contains over 50,000 organizations, 320,000 paid staff, and 3 million volunteers. The accounting and financial management of organizations in this sector poses as many difficulties as that of major for-profit organizations, if not more so, given the absence of the profit motive upon which much traditional accounting, finance practice and theory has been developed. This book explores the unique environmental, managerial and philosophical aspects of voluntary organizations as well as the technical specialist characteristics of financial accounting, auditing and taxation that differentiate their role. Introducing and providing descriptions of the main applications of accounting and finance applicable to the role of financial manager, this book uses real life case studies and examines the debates presented by other writers in the field. This key book helps readers make their own critical judgements, and contributes to their understanding of the distinctiveness of voluntary sector accounting and financial management.

The Voluntary Sector and Criminal Justice

Author: Anthea Hucklesby
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137370679
Release Date: 2016-02-09
Genre: Social Science

The voluntary sector has a long history of involvement in criminal justice by providing a variety of services to offenders and their families, victims and witnesses. This collection brings together leading experts to provide critical reflections and cutting edge research on the contemporary features of voluntary sector work in criminal justice. At a time when the voluntary sector's role is being transformed, this book examines the dynamic nature of the voluntary sector and its responses to current uncertainties, and some of the conflicting positions with regards to its present and future role in criminal justice work. It also examines the potential impact of economic, political and ideological trends on the role and remit of voluntary sector organisations which undertake criminal justice work.