Challenging a future toothless existence for the sector

Civil Exchange, a think tank which aims to strengthen connections between civil society and government, launched a debate about the future of the voluntary sector on 6th October. ‘Making Good’ kicked off with publishing selected articles from a forthcoming book, with the full set out on 10th November.

Prompted by the Panel on the Independence of the Voluntary Sector (, the essays address questions such as “How can the sector avoid getting sucked into simply picking up the pieces” and “How can the sector, in a contract culture, retain its authentic voice and vital connection to local and disadvantaged communities”.

See, or the first essay from Nicholas Deakin ‘The sector risks becoming nothing but a voiceless and toothless instrument of a shrunken state’ on Civil Society Media