WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (January 6-12, 2014)

ARTICLE OF THE WEEK

The Guardian, which provides the most complete news coverage of nonprofits and related topics of any paper in the world, this week featured a series of articles assessing the present situation and future prospects of the UK’s voluntary sector. This series includes the following:
The voluntary sector is dead. Long live the voluntary sector; The voluntary sector was stretched to breaking point in 2013. Has it been broken beyond repair, or can it be rejuvenated by the new models emerging?” By Tim Smedley. Guardian. January 6, 2014.
The future of the voluntary sector: the United Way case study; Can a movement, which is funded by private sector giving and using employees as volunteers, heal the sector’s wounds?” By Tim Smedley. Guardian. January 7, 2014.
The future of the voluntary sector: partnerships case study; Charity partnerships can benefit the organisation, funders and the service users – are they the way forward for the sector?” By Tim Smedley. Guardian. January 8, 2014.
What’s the point of the Charity Commission? Amid criticism and cuts, the voluntary sector’s ailing regulator will urgently have to decide what kind of organisation it wants to be.” By David Walker. Guardian. January 7, 2014.
The future of the voluntary sector: merger case study; Disability Rights UK chief executive says although a merger benefitted her organisation, they are not always the answer.” By Tim Smedley. Guardian. January 7, 2014.

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