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 (http://www.independencepanel.org.uk/), 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 http://www.civilexchange.org.uk/making-good-the-future-of-the-voluntary-sector, 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 http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/governance/blogs/content/18285/.