Sector umbrella bodies, and others, have continued to campaign against proposed rules on “non-party campaigning” in the lobbying and transparency legislation recently introduced to Parliament. The second reading of the Bill is on 3rd September, and organisations can still add their support to the campaign – see NCVO page.
WCVA (Wales) news item http://www.wcva.org.uk/about-us/news/2013/08/lobbying-bill-brings-new-problems, NICVA (N Ireland) , SCVO (Scotland) http://www.scvo.org.uk/uncategorized/blog-charities-wont-be-silenced/, and NCVO (England) on the letter it has written, backed by a range of charities. » Continue reading news item ... “Time to support campaign against lobbying restrictions”
Organisations in and around the Bristol area are invited to apply for this year’s Student Consultancy Projects from University of the West of England, offering ICT or related support. On offer is consultancy on systems analysis, information management and strategy, web design or other ICT-related matters, in exchange for hosting a project team.
See http://www.uwe.ac.uk/et/cake and follow the link to Student Consultancy, closing date 20th September.
We’ve read quite a number of pieces mentioning the recent design changes for Google’s Gmail, which sorts emails into three tabs – Primary, Social, and Promotions. Here is NetSquared with an example of how to tell your newsletter readers about where their copy has gone and how to change this sorting.
Research drawing on a survey of 825 social enterprises found that they had greater gender equality than in the private sector. Overall, 41% of social enterprise board members are women.
Based on an article published in Local Economy, December 2012, ‘Gender balance in the governance of social enterprise’ from Third Sector Research Centre.
A Guardian Voluntary Sector Network article asks ‘Is it too difficult for people with disabilities to find volunteering roles?’ with research by Disability Rights UK and Community Service Volunteers finding that many people with disabilities are experiencing a surprising level of difficulty in obtaining volunteering roles.
The TUC and Co-operatives UK have agreed a joint set of best practice guidelines setting out the conditions that should be in place to ensure that public service mutuals are based on employee support and offer genuine employee ownership and representation.
Press release with link to the guidelines (pdf, 165KB) at http://www.uk.coop/pressrelease/tuc-and-co-operatives-uk.