30 April 2015 – The National Union of Students (NUS) has become a partner for Agenda Consulting’s annual workforce and HR benchmarking study for not-for-profit organisations – People Count – and will promote it across its Students’ Unions and HR community, offering them special member rates to participate.
Every year more than 70 organisations from across the Third Sector take part in People Count to measure key HR metrics and compare the results with their peers. » Continue reading news item ... “National Union of Students partners leading HR benchmarking study”
A major Peak District-based campaign to help bumblebees launches today (Thursday 30 April 2015) with a unique Pollination Conference in Chesterfield and the arrival of a stunning bumblebee wood sculpture at the town’s world-famous Crooked Spire.
The three-year Pollinating the Peak initiative – run by Bumblebee Conservation Trust with Chatsworth, Chesterfield Borough Council, HSG UK, Little Green Space, Moors for the Future Partnership and Plain Green – will involve communities in conservation and creating bee habitats, and encourage people to take part in BeeWalk, a national bumblebee recording scheme. » Continue reading news item ... “Saving the sound of summer – Pollinating the Peak launches in Chesterfield”
The Third Party Campaigning Review, which is looking at how well the new lobbying regulations work for charities and other campaigning bodies, has now launched surveys to obtain evidence from the election period. There are separate surveys for candidates, returning officers and third parties/others (the non-party campaigners).
Each survey takes no more than 5 to 10 minutes and should be done by 7th June. See the Review’s news item on gov.uk » Continue reading news item ... “Evidence gathering on Lobbying Act”
Our last round-up (probably) of material produced by the sector in relation to the election next Thursday. Also added to our Election 2015 page collating everything.
A useful overview in the Huffington Post’s ‘Promises, Promises – How Will the Charitable Sector Fare in the 2015 Election?‘, written by the CEO of social enterprise Cause4.
Revolving Doors has set out five priorities for an incoming government to improve the lives of some of the most excluded people in society, those experiencing a combination of problems. » Continue reading news item ... “Final sector round-up for Election 2015”
An article in the May edition of ‘Governance and Compliance’ magazine from ICSA addresses how a lack of strategic planning in charities can prevent boards from driving the organisation forward.
The piece gives some factors in how a strategy is devised, the structuring of board engagement, avoiding pitfalls and other tips. Read ‘Plan for the future’ here.
Resonate Connect is a new web platform matching skilled volunteers to good causes. Just launched, with “Assignments initially covering Greater Manchester”, at http://www.resonate-connect.org.uk/.
Resonate Connect is the pro bono division of a Manchester based recruitment social enterprise.