Sector networks, animated facts, social media

Some research items on voluntary sector networks, social media use and animated sector stats.

Learning from regional network G:Up

New from Third Sector Research Centre is ‘The Story of G:Up; a regional third sector network’. The working paper provides a critical reflection on the story of G:Up, a regional infrastructure network which aimed to support voluntary organisations working with children and young people in the West Midlands, which was funded from 2003 to 2012.

Download the document, pdf 414KB.

Community organisations and social media

A short piece on the TSRC web pages, ahead of a full report in the summer, asks what can explain the comparatively low levels of social media use in the community sector.

Trouble in Utopia?

Civil society stats on video

NCVO’s UK Civil Society Almanac for 2016 now has a short animation video introducing the publication and an overview of sector statistics. Currently top of the Almanac web site, or direct link to YouTube.

See previous VoluntaryNews item ‘Sector stats show rise in volunteering and income‘ for our own overview and top links.