Surveying Scottish historic environment volunteering

Historic Environment Scotland has commissioned Volunteer Scotland to undertake a study on volunteering across Scotland’s historic environment sector.

This will update data which dates back to 2008, will help inform Scotland’s historic environment strategy, and is also valuable in its own right. The results will be made publicly available.

Organisation working within the historic environment sector which involve volunteers in Scotland are invited to complete a 5 minute online survey. » Continue reading news item ... “Surveying Scottish historic environment volunteering”

Recognising good fundraising in arts and culture

A new set of awards have been created to recognise best practise in arts and culture fundraising, The Emcees. They are run by the Management Centre and its National Arts Fundraising School.

There are six categories:

  • Best Campaign – Large (campaigns with a target of £100,000 and above)
  • Best Campaign – Small (campaigns with a target of less than £100,000)
  • Best use of Digital channels in a fundraising campaign
  • Best Corporate Partnership
  • Best Individual Giving campaign
  • =mc Award for Innovation

The nomination deadline is 11th March.

Low carbon neighbourhoods, heritage volunteers

A couple of short (and rather different) environmental items.

The ‘Low carbon neighbourhood planning guidebook‘, from the Centre for Sustainable Energy, has been updated.

“This popular publication (nearly 2,000 downloads in the past 6 months) explores what communities can do – through neighbourhood planning – to mitigate and adapt to climate change and tackle fuel poverty.”

The 39 page pdf download is 1.6MB. » Continue reading news item ... “Low carbon neighbourhoods, heritage volunteers”

Mixed bag of charity reading

Some quick links to a variety of online reading of possible interest: creating a communications strategy, grassroots giving circles, green space management.

A charity content freelancer gives her take on ‘How to write a charity communications strategy‘.

openDemocracy has an article addressing the question ‘Could giving circles rebuild philanthropy from the bottom up?‘. Intro: Grassroots giving could provide a healthier way of funding social change, but it also has its limitations. » Continue reading news item ... “Mixed bag of charity reading”

Helping arts organisations demonstrate family friendliness

The Family Arts Campaign and the Family and Childcare Trust have developed a set of ‘Family Arts Standards’, to give clear guidance for arts organisations on how best to welcome families and show their commitment.

The Standards are open to voluntary and non-venue-based organisations as well as professional companies and art venues. Guidance, case studies and other resources from Family Arts Campaign – mainly in pdf, but Guidance docs (also in Welsh) in Word format. » Continue reading news item ... “Helping arts organisations demonstrate family friendliness”