Karl Wilding

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Understanding “New Power”

We all sense that power is shifting in the world. We see increasing political protest, a crisis in representation and governance, and upstart businesses upending traditional industries. But the nature of this shift tends to be either wildly romanticized or dangerously underestimated.<p>There are those …

Probation Services: What Next for the Social Sector in Big Public Service Outsourcing Contracts?

<b>Transparency on major contracting flows is needed</b><p>One way for the MoJ to quickly quell suspicion of so called social window-dressing is to commit to …

The Gig Economy Won’t Last Because It’s Being Sued To Death

If Uber, Lyft, and others don’t stop relying on contract workers, business could crumble. Is it time for a new definition of employee?<p>When Vilma and Greta Zenelaj came across a Craigslist job ad that promised they could make as much as $22 an hour and get paid fast, it seemed like a good deal. The …

Class Action

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Feedly connects you to the information and knowledge you care about. We help you get more out of you work, education, hobbies and interests. The …

Truth, Transparency & Overhead

It is puzzling — and yet entirely true — that there is a truth-telling problem in the economic sector that purports to do the <i>right</i> thing: the …

How Networked Insights Makes Sense Of Internet Chatter To Help Big Brands Create Better Ads

Discussions around brands are happening everywhere, all the time. Networked Insights gives marketers a way to measure the noise.<p>It used to be that brands and agencies would create ad campaigns, push them live, and use the resulting consumer reaction to help inform the next campaign. But with the …

The dos and don’ts of expanding a hospital volunteering service

Six UK hospitals are set to grow their army of volunteers as part of Nesta and the Cabinet Office’s Helping in Hospitals programme. For hospitals looking to engage more volunteers and use them in the most impactful roles, King’s College hospital serves as a blueprint, having seen its own volunteers …

Putting a value on volunteering in the age of austerity

Photograph: ONS<p>Change in volunteering activity over time in the UK. Chart reproduced from ONS. Original data from the Home Office, DCLG, and Cabinet …

Volunteering in 2015: the times they are a-changing

These two tweets summarised my reflections at the Westminster Briefing event looking at Volunteering in 2015. It was an interesting day with a good …

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Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

LinkedIn UK Launches Volunteer Marketplace

Today, LinkedIn are launching the ‘LinkedIn Volunteer Marketplace’ in the UK.<p>LinkedIn have made sure that volunteering is a key aspect of their …

Employment

7 Steps to Success with Corporate Volunteerism

Success

The Game Has Changed: Nonprofits Now Compete with For-Profits (DATA)

<b>An organization’s nonprofit status may carry neither the perceptual weight nor the relevance that many leadership teams imagine…and nonprofits may be</b> …

"The press release is dead," declares the Government's comms chief Alex Aiken

He said the "cosy" process of writing a press release and sending it out to journalists was "just telesales".<p>Instead, he argued press officers should …

Are chuggers ethical?

Face-to-face fundraisers are very effective in securing long-term donations for charities – but aggressive ones, known as chuggers, should be ignored<p>The correct term used by the charity industry is face-to-face fundraiser. Chugger, a hybrid of mugger and charity, is pejorative. But the correct term …

5 lessons from 5 years leading digital at a nonprofit

I’ve spent every waking moment of the past five years working with a brilliant team to inspire people to make a difference for people they’ve never …

Nesta report highlights what is holding charities back in using digital technology

Will declining trust cause bigger charities to rethink their communications?

New polling data from NPC and Ipsos MORI suggests a significant minority of the public lack trust and confidence in charities. In ‘Matter of Trust’ …

Does self-interest make men give to charity?

Men will contribute to a fundraising campaign if they’re convinced their self-interest lines up with the cause in question, report researchers.<p>The …

Social Sciences

We need more mergers, but not for the reasons proposed by the 'too many charities' lobby

We need to provide more support for mergers in the charity sector, but not because it would be more efficient to have fewer charities, says David …

It’s hard to judge a charity’s performance by its emotional rhetoric

Questions about whether a particular charity fulfils its aims are being asked with increasing frequency these days, and quite right too. It’s no longer enough for a charity to have good intentions. They need to show that they’re putting those intentions to some sort of use because money is tight …

The Sharing Economy Isn’t About Sharing at All

The sharing economy has been widely hailed as a major growth sector, by sources ranging from <i>Fortune</i> magazine to President Obama. It has disrupted mature industries, such as hotels and automotives, by providing consumers with convenient and cost efficient access to resources without the financial, …

Innovation

Contactless charity donations could mean the end of 'chuggers'

Charities play an important role tackling all manner of medical and societal issues, but without donations many would cease to operate. To ensure a steady stream of funding, some send representatives into Britain's high streets to encourage giving, generally annoying people in the process. In a bid …

Do Microloans Really Help the Poor?

Yes, but they don't pull people out of poverty.<p>Microloans are small amounts of money lent to people all over the world whose needs aren't met by the formal banking system. Their role as a tool for poverty alleviation has been at the center of some debate. Now, six new studies have mounted evidence …

Food banks: the unpalatable truth

A priority for the rising number of food aid organisations is to cut the millions of tons of goods we throw away<p>Food banks have forced their way into the national consciousness with a bang; cometh the recession, cometh the visual cliché. They are now a staple of TV news bulletins, national and …

To Sell Products That Help The World, Convince Consumers That They’re Helping Themselves

People are selfish. If you want to get them interested, appeal to their self-interest, not their desire to do good.<p>If you are one of the many retailers that believes being a good corporate citizen will help you sell more products, then we have a little secret to share with you. Despite what the …

Fair Trade

Strategic Philanthropy and the Risk of Certainty (SSIR)

<b>The Value of Strategic Planning & Evaluation</b> In this ongoing series of essays, practitioners, consultants, and academics explore the value of …