Quite a lot of research is coming out about the public response to street canvassing, or as the media would have it "chugging". It tends to elicit heated responses whatever the findings though interestingly complaints are actually falling (PFRA 2013).
I went to a very interesting media briefing meeting with the Public Fundraising Regulatory Authority (PFRA). Now whilst much of what was said comes under "Chatham House Rules" a very interesting discussion emerged over the aborted… Continue
Added by Peter Maple on September 26, 2013 at 17:33 —
With Meta Zimmeck and Bill Rushbrooke I have formed a research consultancy called Practical Wisdom R2Z.Our first major project was a summative evaluation of the Compact for the Commission for the Compact before it was culled by the Coalition government. Our report Use it or Lose it can be found on the Third Sector Research Centre's website.
Added by Colin Rochester on September 27, 2011 at 11:12 —
I am now working on a critical review of theory and practice in the voluntary and community sector provisionally entitled Rethinking Voluntary Action and will be a co-editor with David Horton Smith and Robert Stebbings of a Handbook on Volunteering and Nonprofit Membership Associations which is scheduled for publication in 2014.
I have also left Roehampton University after 12 years and have become an Honorary Research Fellow at Birkbeck College since 1st July.
Added by Colin Rochester on July 7, 2011 at 15:30 —
dear all - sadly my main website is unwell.
Hopefully back up before too long, but until then thanks for your patience if you're trying to access copies of any of my published articles, cheesy pics or links...
in the meantime you can still see my blog - http://thirdsectorexpert.blogspot.com
, follow my tweets at http://twitter.com/AdrianAshton2
Added by Adrian Ashton on March 21, 2010 at 20:13 —
With George Campbell Gosling, Alison Penn and Meta Zimmeck I have just signed up with Sussex Academic Press to produce an edited book based on contributions to the last Voluntary Action History Society International Conference. The book will be published in March 2011 under the title Understanding the Roots of Voluntary Action: Historical perspectives on current social policy.
Added by Colin Rochester on March 12, 2010 at 16:25 —
So, here is an initial mock-up of an online VSSN Members Directory using social network technology (with thanks to the good folks at ning.com, as it's free - hence the adverts we need to tolerate for now). What do you think of this experimental pilot online membership directory? Comments, suggestions and feedback is welcome - see the Forum posting. We cannot control *everything* that appears here but Ning can be "tweaked" a little so we may be able to go along with suggestions and requests...
Added by Nick Plant on April 30, 2009 at 22:30 —