Youth sports volunteering and leadership

The Institute for Volunteering Research has produced ‘Review of evidence on the outcomes of youth volunteering, social action and leadership’ to inform its evaluation of the Asda Active Sports Leaders programme. This aims to increase the numbers of teenagers getting involved as sports leaders and in volunteering to help build confidence, skills and interest in social action.

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Charity CRM systems bought by private equity firm

The company which gradually bought up a raft of CRM (customer relationship management) systems aimed at charities, Advanced Computer Software, has been sold to a US private equity firm.

Sector consultant Ivan Wainewright writes about the implications on his Databases For Charities website, http://blog.itforcharities.co.uk/2014/12/what-now-for-care-integra-donor-strategy.html.

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More sector thoughts on Scottish devolution

Two Third Force News articles on Scottish devolution issues (out of several more):

 The delay of devolving the Work Programme due to an extension of contracts is unwelcome.

 The chief executive of Faith in Community Scotland discusses the aftermath of the referendum and Smith Commission, and where Scottish civil society must go from here, http://thirdforcenews.org.uk/tfn-blogs/social-justice-and-poverty/ten-weeks.

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