Introducing the voluntary sector
Introducing the voluntary sector

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Introducing the voluntary sector


Week 1
Macmillan, R. (2013) ‘Distinction in the third sector’, Voluntary Sector Review, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 39–54.
National Council for Voluntary Organisations (2016) National Council for Voluntary Organisations [Online]. Available at [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] (Accessed 28 January 2016).
National Trust (n.d.) National Trust [Online]. Available at (Accessed 28 January 2016).
Rochester, C. (2011) ‘Introduction: today’s debate and the experience of the past’ in Rochester, C., Campbell Gosling, G., Penn, A. and Zimmeck, M. (eds) The Roots of Voluntary Action: Historical Perspectives on Current Social Policy, Brighton, Sussex Academic Press.
Thane, P. (2011) ‘There has always been a “big society”’, History Workshop Online, 30 April [Online]. Available at there-has-always-been-a-big-society/ (Accessed 9 May 2015).
Voluntary Action History Society (n.d.) Save the Archives [Online]. Available at archives/ (Accessed 9 June 2015).
Week 2
Alfred, R. (2013) ‘Values-led businesses care about behaviours not buzz words’, Guardian, Business section [Online], 11 December. Available at sustainable-business/ values-led-business-behaviour-buzz-words (Accessed 28 May 2015).
Forrest, A., Lawson, I., Chaput de Saintonge, L. and Smith, M. (2012) To Practise What we Preach: An Exploratory Survey of Values in Charities, London, Cass Business School. Also available online at research/ article/ practise-what-we-preach-exploratory-survey-values-charities (Accessed 18 August 2015).
Hester, R., Rogers, A. and Robb, M. (2013) ‘Making sense of organisational culture’ in MacKian, S. and Simons, J. (eds) Leading, Managing, Caring: Understanding Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care, Milton Keynes, The Open University.
National Council for Voluntary Organisations (2015) Independence and Values [Online]. Available at policy-and-research/ independence-values (Accessed 11 June 2015).
Wales Council for Voluntary Action (2015) Our Vision, Mission and Values [Online]. Available at about-us/ vision,-mission-and-values (Accessed 28 May 2015).
World Values Survey (n.d.) Home page [Online]. Available at (Accessed 28 May 2015).
Week 3
Cardiff Third Sector Council (C3SC) (2015) About C3SC [Online]. Available at about/ about-c3sc (Accessed 11 June 2015).
Evans, K. (2014) ‘You can’t put a price on the value of charity work’, Guardian, 6 November [Online]. Available at voluntary-sector-network/ 2014/ nov/ 06/ you-cant-put-a-price-on-the-value-of-charity-work (Accessed 11 June 2015).
Geyne-Rajme, F. and Mohan, J. (2012) The Regional Distribution of Employees in the Third Sector in England: Estimates from the National Survey of Third Sector Organisations (NSTSO), Birmingham, TSRC. Also available online at generic/ tsrc/ publications/ index.aspx (Accessed 31 August 2015).
Handy, C. (1988) Understanding Voluntary Organisations, London, Penguin.
Milligan, C. and Conradson, D. (2006) ‘Contemporary landscapes of welfare: the “voluntary turn”?’ in Milligan, C. and Conradson, D. (eds) Landscapes of Voluntarism: New Spaces of Health, Welfare and Governance, Bristol, Policy Press.
NCVO (2015a) UK Civil Society Almanac 2015 [Online]. Available at  a/  almanac15/  introduction-2/   (Accessed 15 June 2015). 
NCVO (2015b) How Big is a Typical Voluntary Organisation? [Online]. Available at  a/  almanac14/  how-big-is-a-typical-voluntary-organisation-3/   (Accessed 15 June 2015).
Office for National Statistics (2013) Household Satellite Accounts – Valuing Voluntary Activity in the UK. Available at ons/ rel/ wellbeing/ household-satellite-accounts/ valuing-voluntary-activity-in-the-uk/ art--valuing-voluntary-activity-in-the-uk.html (Accessed 31 August 2015).
The Open University (2015) Taking your First Steps into Higher Education [Online]. Available at openlearn/ ocw/ course/ view.php?id=1139 (Accessed 29 January 2016).
Soteri-Proctor, A. and Alcock, P. (2012) ‘Micro-mapping: what lies beneath the third sector radar?’, Voluntary Sector Review, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 379–98.
Week 4
Belfast and Lisburn Women’s Aid (2014) Annual Report 2014. Available at publications/ annual-report-2013/ (Accessed 22 June 2015).
Belfast and Lisburn Women’s Aid (2016) Belfast and Lisburn Women’s Aid [Online]. Available at (Accessed 29 January 2016).
Breeze, B. (2013) ‘How donors choose charities: the role of personal taste and experiences in giving decisions’, Voluntary Sector Review, vol. 4, no. 2, pp.165–83.
Charities Aid Foundation (2015) UK Giving 2014 [Online]. Available at about-us/ publications/ 2015-publications/ uk-giving-2014 (Accessed 20 August 2015).
The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (2014) The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland [Online]. Available at (Accessed 29 January 2016).
Compact Voice (2014) Understanding Social Value: A Guide for Local Compacts and the Voluntary Sector [Online], London, Compact Voice. Available at resources/ briefings-and-guidance/ understanding-social-value-implications-local-compacts-and-voluntar (Accessed 22 June 2015).
Guidepost Trust (2015) Guideposts: Here for you [Online]. Available at (Accessed 29 January 2016).
Headway (2015) Aims and Objectives [Online]. Available at Aims-and-Objectives.aspx (Accessed 20 August 2015).
Helen & Douglas House (2014) Out of the Blue Shakira Medley [Online]. Available at news/ 170,8/ out-of-the-blue-shakira-medley/ (Accessed 24 June 2015).
Hips Don’t Lie – Charity Single – Shakira – Out of the Blue (2014) YouTube video, added by ootboxford [Online]. Available at watch?v=bRWVMPnByzo (Accessed 29 January 2016).
Moriarty, M. (2014) ‘What we can learn from the recent foundation funding boom for the Irish non-profit sector?’, Voluntary Sector Review, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 345–60.
NCVO (2015) Civil Society Almanac 2015 [Online]. Available at a/ almanac15/ individuals/ (Accessed 29 January 2016).
Panel on the Independence of the Voluntary Sector (n.d.) Independence Panel: Panel on the Independence of the Voluntary Sector [Online]. Available at (Accessed 29 January 2016).
Scottish Charity Regulator (n.d.) OSCR: Scottish Charity Regulator [Online]. Available at (Accessed 29 January 2016).
UK Government (n.d.) Charity Commission [Online]. Available at government/ organisations/ charity-commission (Accessed 29 January 2016).
United Kingdom GuideStar (2011) United Kingdom GuideStar [Online]. Available at default.aspx (Accessed 29 January 2016).
Waitrose (2015) Waitrose Community Matters [Online]. Available at content/ waitrose/ en/ home/ inspiration/ community_matters.html (Accessed 25 June 2015).
Women’s Aid Federation Northern Ireland (2014) Annual Report 2013–14 [Online]. Available at highlights-annual-report-2013-14/ (Accessed 22 June 2015).
Week 5
Amar, Z. (2015) ‘Like Instagram. It’ll do wonders for your charity’, Guardian, 21 April [Online]. Available at voluntary-sector-network/ 2015/ apr/ 21/ charity-instagram-tips-fundraising-campaign (Accessed 23 June 2015).
Brixton Splash (2015) Brixton Splash Festival [Online]. Available at (Accessed 1 July 2015).
De Vita, E. (2007) ‘In theory … stakeholders’, Third Sector [Online]. Available at theory-stakeholders/ management/ article/ 669961 (Accessed 23 June 2015).
Freeman, R.E., Harrison, J.S. and Wicks, A.C. (2007) Managing for Stakeholders: Survival, Reputation and Success, New Haven, CT, Yale University Press.
Johnson, G. and Scholes, K. (1999) Exploring Corporate Strategy, London, Prentice Hall.
Mistry, S. (2007) How Does One Voluntary Organisation Engage with Multiple Stakeholder Views of Effectiveness? Voluntary Sector Working Paper 7, The Centre for Civil Society, London, London School of Economics and Political Science.
NCVO (n.d.) ‘Stakeholder analysis’, NCVO KnowHow NonProfit [Online]. Available at organisation/ strategy/ directionsetting/ stakeholder (Accessed 1 July 2015).
Week 6
Arnstein, S. (1969) ‘A ladder of participation in the USA’, Journal of the American Institute of Planners, vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 216–24 [Online]. Available at sherry-arnstein/ ladder-of-citizen-participation.html(Accessed 30 June 2015).
Beresford, P. (2004) ‘Service users, social policy and the future of welfare’, Critical Social Theory, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 494–512.
Beresford, P. (2010) A Straight Talking Introduction to Being a Mental Health Service User, Ross-on-Wye, PCCS Books.
Charity Commission (2000) Users on Board: Beneficiaries Who Become Trustees (CC24) [Online]. Available at Publications/ cc24.aspx (Accessed 30 June 2015).
The Collins Online Dictionary (n.d.) Empower [Online]. Available at dictionary/ english/ empower (Accessed 29 January 2016).
Mehta, P. (2014) ‘How charities can empower their service users – a case study’, Guardian, 9 April [Online]. Available at voluntary-sector-network/ 2014/ apr/ 09/ how-to-empower-service-users-charity (Accessed 14 July 2015).
POhWER (2014) POhWER’s Annual Report, 2013–2014 [Online]. Available at about-us/ our-annual-reports (Accessed 30 June 2015).
Week 7
Cabinet Office (2013) Community Life Survey 2012 to 2013 Findings [Online]. Available at government/ publications/ community-life-survey-2012-to-2013-findings/ community-life-survey-2012-to-2013-findings#Volunteering (Accessed 19 July 2015).
Department for Social Development (2015) Volunteering in Northern Ireland: A Research Report [Online]. Available at supporting-organisations/ research-bank (Accessed 19 July 2015).
Harflett, N. (2015) ‘Bringing them with personal interests’: the role of cultural capital in explaining who volunteers’, Voluntary Sector Review, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 3–19.
Musick, M. A. and Wilson, J. (2008) Volunteers: A Social Profile, Bloomington, IN, Indiana University Press.
National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) (2014) UK Civil Society Almanac 2014 [Online]. Available at a/ almanac14/ how-many-people-regularly-volunteer-in-the-uk-3/ (Accessed 19 July 2015).
National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) (2015) UK Civil Society Almanac 2015 [Online]. Available at a/ almanac15/ volunteering/ (Accessed 3 September 2015).
Rochester, C., Ellis Paine, A., Howlett, S. with Zimmeck, M. (2010) Volunteering and Society in the 21st Century, London, Palgrave Macmillan.
Scottish Government (2013) Scotland’s People Annual Report: Results from the 2012 Scottish Household Survey [Online]. Available at Publications/ 2013/ 08/ 6973/ 12 (Accessed 19 July 2015).
Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) (2014) Third Sector Statistical Resource 2014 [Online]. Available at what-we-do/ research (Accessed 19 July 2015).
Week 8
Kolb, D. (1976) ‘Management and the learning process’, California Management Review, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 21–23.
Kolb, D. (1984) Experiential Learning: Experience as the Source of Learning and Development, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice Hall.
The University of Manchester (n.d.) ‘Reflective learning’, Faculty of Humanities Study Skills Website [Online]. Available at studyskills/ essentials/ reflective_learning/ reflective_learning.html (Accessed 30 July 2015).
National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) (2015) How to Get Your First Job in the Voluntary Sector [Online]. Available at how-to/ how-to-get-your-first-job-in-the-voluntary-sector (Accessed 30 July 2015).
OU Careers (n.d.) Volunteering in the Community [Online]. Available at volunteering/ p2_4.shtml (Accessed 7 September 2015).
Smith, J. D. (2015) ‘10 things I learnt during volunteers’ week’, NCVO blog, 8 June [Blog]. Available at 2015/ 06/ 08/ 10-things-i-learnt-during-volunteers-week/ (Accessed 30 July 2015).

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