Sector newsletter open to new ideas

VoluntaryNews would like to highlight our newsletter announcement (September 2016) that the final edition of that publication is currently planned to appear on 8th December. The VoluntaryNews website should continue to exist for some time after that. Submitted news will still be welcome, and there may be some occasional news updates from us too.

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Using audio to tell the charity story

The charity communications body CharityComms has a new article ‘The podcast comeback: three charities tapping into the trend‘.

The three organisations featured appear to be relatively large, and it would be interesting to hear about those with more limited resources making a good shout of it. A quick read and a longer listen may give some useful tips, though.

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Scotland review of business rates, including charity reliefs

The Scottish Government has set up a review of business rates in Scotland, to see how it could be improved to encourage long term investment and growth.

As SCVO says in its article, rate relief is very important for the third sector and this review will cover all non-domestic rates in Scotland, which includes charity rate relief. SCVO is encouraging voluntary organisations to respond, particularly those that benefit from the relief – read the SCVO piece for more background.

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