Moving on the VoluntaryNews facilities

It is nine months after the VolResource newsletter ended and publishing our own news items ceased on this site, although direct news and events contributions have continued. Time to move on with VoluntaryNews facilities.

The direct news submission form will be switched off (done), along with the events form (done), during September. Existing registered users will still be able to add events until later in the year – the events listing section should be removed by the end of December (done).

As of August, only the ‘global’ RSS news feed is available (typically for re-use elsewhere). Category and item feeds have been retired, with the global service due to go too by the end of September (done).

The VoluntaryNews Twitter account is also to be retired soon (done).

VolResource website continues, as does CharityBlog although there hasn’t been any urge to add editorial opinions so far in 2017! Requests to take over the blog are welcome.

VoluntaryNews will continue to be accessible to check old news items (Nov. 2012-2017), although archiving is being considered for early 2018. The existing VoluntaryNews Archive (1999-2012) can still be visited on request, for research or other purposes.