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Leading charities have united to launch the Outlook campaign in Scotland, to tackle the problem of families living in poverty and facing a bleak outlook with little hope of turning their fortunes around.
Third Force News item or direct to http://scotlandsoutlook.org, which takes weather outlooks as its model.
The presentations from a recent ‘Open Data for Public Good’ seminar run by Northern Ireland’s NICVA are available at http://www.nicva.org/news/open-data-public-good-seminar.
We’ve seen mentions of this kind of event in the UK, but don’t recall any useful feedback from them. NonProfit Quarterly looks at the annual Board Match event in the San Francisco area, where nonprofit executives staffed booths, shared their mission, answered questions, and interviewed potential candidates on the spot. Sounds buzzing with 150 Bay Area organisations and a thousand potential board members.
A couple of new reports from Compact Voice on partnership working:
The latest ‘How to guide’ from The Guardian’s Voluntary Sector Network is ‘The recruitment of private sector trustees for small charities’.
From NCVO’s discussion pages, ‘Employable, entrepreneurial, empowered? How the voluntary sector supports youth citizenship’ is from a PhD researcher in this area. She won the prize for best new researcher’s paper at the sector research conference, link to the full paper (pdf, 559KB) at the end of the piece.
Some contrasting articles on measuring impact this week.