Civil Society

A challenging year ahead of us

I’m not sure if I’m a glass half full or glass half empty person. But I think it’s safe to say that the year ahead for Scotland's voluntary sector will be more challenging than the last. Firstly, there is the perennial issue of funding. Of course good strategic planning can make it easier to sustain… Continue reading A challenging year ahead of us

News, Politics

Looking forwards with hope and trepidation

So my relocation to Scotland was completed last month; and I am now looking forwards to working with the local voluntary sector and other organisations that share my interest in social change. Firstly I need to build a network of contacts and hopefully schedule some workshops on topics that can help develop the skills and… Continue reading Looking forwards with hope and trepidation

Civil Society

My new year’s wish list

The festivities are over and civil society is back at work. So what, perhaps, might our hopes be for the year ahead?  Short of a major change in government policy, here is my own particular wish list…. That grant funders and public sector commissioners think longer term, allowing organisations to plan more effectively, innovate, develop,… Continue reading My new year’s wish list