I picked up a tweet earlier about this series of essays on the future of the voluntary sector and figured it will be worth keeping an eye on over the next few months
The essays will be looking at tough questions, such as: How can the sector avoid getting sucked into simply picking up the pieces, as the state cuts back its spending, or avoid simply becoming a delivery agent of public services that no longer work? How can the sector retain its authentic voice and vital connection to local and disadvantaged communities, in a contract culture that can sometimes pull it away? Is the familiar model of charity becoming outdated in the context of social and political change? Are we measuring the right things? Who is standing up for charities when times get tough?