Introduction to the Voluntary Sector

Author: Rodney Hedley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134858101
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 the State and the Law

Author: Alison Dunn
Publisher: Hart Publishing
ISBN: 9781841130675
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Law

The essays in this collection draw out the tensions between the voluntary sector, the state and the law, and highlight the many areas where relationships between the principal actors are uneasy. The principles of independence and autonomy, regulation and accountability and patronage through partnership have underpinned the development of the third sector over the last two decades. The accommodation of these themes has created tensions, not least because the boundaries between state and voluntary responsibilities have shifted. The emphasis of government has switched from the role of provider to enabler and regulator. The economic climate has meant that many charities and voluntary organizations have been forced by financial pressures to offer services, engage in trading activities and perform a wide range of sometimes conflicting functions which can threaten their relationships with users and funders. The contributions to this volume address the pressing legal questions about governance, openness, accountability and regulation raised by the changes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Voluntary Sector Organizations and the State

Author: Rachel Laforest
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 9780774821469
Release Date: 2011-11-01
Genre: Political Science

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.

Marketing for the Voluntary Sector

Author: Paula Keaveney
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749432500
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Business & Economics

The not-for-profit world is huge and continues to grow. The Charity Commission in Britain registers up to 50 new organizations each month. As a result, the environment in which nonprofits operate is becoming ever more competitive, and the need for organizations to make themselves distinct and to stand out from the crowd has become increasingly pressing.

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.

Regulation of the Voluntary Sector

Author: Mark Sidel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134096701
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.

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.