Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation

GMCVO Issues

Issues 35 – Partnership Working with Universities 15 May 2015

Case studies and perspectives from both VCS organisations and academics on the benefits of collaborative working between the two sectors.

Issues 34 – The Social Value Act 4 Mar 2013

Article considers the challenges for small VCS organisations that seek to take up the opportunities offered by the Social Value Act.

Issues 33 – And Justice For All? 29 Jan 2013

GMCVO discussion paper considers the implications of the proposals to reform the criminal justice system, contained in theTransforming Rehabilitation consultation, for the VCS.

Issues 32 – Research in the Voluntary Sector 28 May 2012

Articles discuss research methods, the role of the VCS researcher and a case study of migrant workers; plus brief reports from the key research bodies working in the sector.

Issues 31 – Criminal Justice 5 Apr 2012

Looks at the Govt's plans to re-shape the criminal justice system, 'point of release' strategy, community-based alternatives to custody, plus two local case studies.

Issues 30 – Social Finance 7 Dec 2011

A look at the latest financing models for the voluntary sector – including social investment, loan finance and social impact bonds – and at the organisations offering non-grant finance.

Issues 29 – Demonstrating Impact 14 Sep 2011

Articles look at demonstrating impact in the voluntary sector – how it can be measured and reported – and at the limitations of the approach.

Issues 28 – Building Marketplaces 17 Jun 2011

Articles look at how models of collaboration can help create 'marketplaces' within which voluntary sector providers and commissioners can trade.

Issues 27 – Collaboration or closure 25 Mar 2011

Against the background of damaging cuts to the voluntary sector, these articles look at how voluntary organisations can collaborate or merge to maintain services.

Issues 26 – Transport in Greater Manchester 8 Dec 2010

A look at some of the key transport issues in Greater Manchester – focusing on the Local Transport Plan, community transport and the impact of the new sub-regional structures.

Issues 25 – Social Return on Investment 9 Sep 2010

GMCVO's journal focuses on Social Return on Investment (SROI) – a methodology for measuring and accounting for the value you create with your work.

Issues 24 – Social Media 25 Jun 2010

These articles explain the various forms of social media and how they can benefit third sector organisations.

Issues 23 – Volunteering 19 Feb 2010

GMCVO's journal highlights recent national initiatives that aim to raise the profile and importance of volunteering, and reports on Greater Manchester’s volunteering infrastructure.

Issues 22 - Community Hubs 18 Dec 2009

Community hubs are usually based on buildings – but bricks and mortar are not essential to create a physical space for shared action by local neighbourhoods or communities of interest.

Issues 21 - Sustainable Development 13 Nov 2009

Against the background of the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, this edition of Issues looks at how voluntary organisations can bring about sustainable change in their workplaces

Issues 20 - Personalisation 25 Aug 2009

GMCVO's journal explains the background to the personalisation agenda. It looks at some recent developments and potential implications for service users and third sector providers.

Issues 19 - Commissioning and Procurement 30 Jun 2009

GMCVO's journal provides an overview of commissioning and procurement and at VCS engagement in the design and delivery of public services.

Issues 18 - Equality, Diversity and Human Rights 22 Apr 2009

Against the background of the Equality Bill, GMCVO's journal discusses equality and human rights issues, and highlights related initiatives in Greater Manchester.

Issues 17 - Riding the Recession 18 Feb 2009

GMCVO's journal explores the impact of the economic recession on the VCS, focusing on responses from our region and the importance of developing strong links with local govt.

Issues 16 - Local Government Reforms 16 Dec 2008

GMCVO's journal looks at some of the key changes to local government structures and procedures, and at the opportunities they present for partnership working with the voluntary and community sector

Issues 15 - Quality Assurance 21 Oct 2008

GMCVO's journal explains why quality assurance in the voluntary sector is important in helping to ensure that service users receive consistently high standards of service.

Issues 14 - ICT and the Voluntary Sector 21 Aug 2008

GMCVO's journal addresses key areas relating to the voluntary sector's use of ICT - such as budgeting and funding, ICT management, trustee responsibilities, purchasing, and support and training.

Issues 13 - Partnership Working 27 Jun 2008

GMCVO's journal looks at partnership working between organisations, both within the VCS and across sectors.

Issues 12 - Learning and Skills 25 Apr 2008

GMCVO's journal looks at how the provision of training in the voluntary and community sector is affected by policy changes designed to raise achievements at all levels of skills.

Issues 11 - Business Links 29 Feb 2008

GMCVO's policy journal looks at how and where the voluntary and community sector can find support from the business sector.

Issues 10 - Community Assets 2 Jan 2008

GMCVO's policy journal focuses on the transfer of public sector land and buildings to the VCS.

Issues 9 - Good Governance 12 Nov 2007

GMCVO's policy journal features articles that address key areas related to improving governance on voluntary sector boards.

Issues 8 - Funding Trends 8 Oct 2007

GMCVO’s bi-monthly publication on areas of policy, practice and the operating environment affecting the voluntary and community sector in Greater Manchester.

Issues 7 - Supporting the Sector 8 Oct 2007

GMCVO’s bi-monthly publication on areas of policy, practice and the operating environment affecting the voluntary and community sector in Greater Manchester.

Issues 6 - Rural Issues 8 Oct 2007

GMCVO’s bi-monthly publication on areas of policy, practice and the operating environment affecting the voluntary and community sector in Greater Manchester.

Issues 5 - Campaigning 8 Oct 2007

GMCVO’s bi-monthly publication on areas of policy, practice and the operating environment affecting the voluntary and community sector in Greater Manchester.

Issues 4 - Health Inequalities in Greater Manchester 8 Oct 2007

GMCVO’s bi-monthly publication on areas of policy, practice and the operating environment affecting the voluntary and community sector in Greater Manchester.

Issues 3 - Getting About in Greater Manchester 8 Oct 2007

GMCVO’s bi-monthly publication on areas of policy, practice and the operating environment affecting the voluntary and community sector in Greater Manchester.

Issues 2 - Third Sector Review 8 Oct 2007

GMCVO’s bi-monthly publication on areas of policy, practice and the operating environment affecting the voluntary and community sector in Greater Manchester.

Issues 1 - Inter Faith Work 8 Oct 2007

GMCVO’s bi-monthly publication on areas of policy, practice and the operating environment affecting the voluntary and community sector in Greater Manchester.