Our second member news report brings some exciting developments from some of the 600 Voscur members currently operating in Bristol and beyond. As you can see, it’s an exciting time for local VCSE organisations, with many reaching wider audiences than ever before.
This very accessible and easy-to-use resource from the Social Policy and Evaluation Research Unit in New Zealand is both a primer and a toolkit to help you plan and implement a top-quality evaluation of your impact.
For a few years now, a global cultural movement has been building, as a positive response to Black Friday. In 2018 - it is coming to Bristol!
The concept of Black Friday sits very differently with different people. Although embraced by a large number, who take to the shops in their droves, many others object to the consumerism on varying grounds, wanting something more enriching for local people to get involved in.
This resource from Charity Finance Group gives a thorough overview of the GDPR and presents information from different perspectives, for example, a section explaining the legislation for trustees. Keep in mind, however, this does not provide practical advice on implementing changes relating to GDPR.
Getting ready for the GDPR - the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) checklist
The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018. Organisations are being urged to take action now, as it may take a considerable amount of time to implement the necessary changes. Failure to comply could have far reaching and disasterous consequences for VCSE organistaions' ability to fundraise and communicate with service-users, members, the general public and other stakeholders.