third sector

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Shazam loses its memory to support a campaign for Alzheimer’s Research UK

The app allowing recognition of almost any song based on a small sample and the British association want to raise awareness of the disease among the younger generation.  

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10 useful Apps and online resources for non-profits

There are plenty of companies that offer free tools to non-profits to help them out in the noble causes.

Resilient leaders: resilient sector

Third sector leaders daily operate in an environment of VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity), according to ACOSVO's CEO.

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#CookForSyria, the campaign to increase awareness of plight of refugee children

The initiative was launched by the London based blogger Clerkenwell Boy and SUITCASE Magazine to raise money for UNICEF’s Syria Relief fund.  

Nonprofit has taken off

To celebrate the first anniversary of Nonprofit, the director of xarxanet.org shares with us the motivations behind the project and his expectations for the future.

Who produces social innovation and how?

ITSSOIN (Impact of the Third Sector as Social Innovation), a major 3-year research project funded by the European Commission, has investigated this question.

Empowerment against invisibility

In the non-profit sector, where most workers and volunteers are women, there is still a high percentage of men in positions of power. In this situation, do we want to access positions of power or do we want to conquer them?

From digital volunteering to digitising volunteers

What are we referring to when talking about digital volunteering? Could somebody spending 80% of his time in front of a computer and 20% in a hospital be a digital volunteer? 

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5 platforms for worldwide digital volunteering

Online volunteering puts NGOs and communities in contact to carry out tasks thanks to one vital tool: an internet connection.

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The Gathering, the Scottish third sector's meeting point

The event will be held on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd February at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) in Glasgow.

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#TournéeMinérale, the campaign to fight cancer in Belgium

The Belgian Foundation against Cancer is promoting an initiative that invites participants to not drink alcohol at all for 28 days.

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How to create visual content for NGO?

Before images and videos can be shared on social media, they have to be built.

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Baiba Plume: “We are the only charity in the UK to fund research in more than 200 cancers”

She is the Internal Communications and PR Manager for Cancer Research UK charity shops. In this interview, Plume explains the work done in order to fund research in this disease.

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Roberto Museo: "The way in which the Italian Third Sector reform considers volunteering represents an important step forward"

The director of National Coordinating Body of Volunteer Support Centres in Italy (CSVnet) shared with us his point of view on the Third Sector reform passed in May 2016.

Giving the third sector the visibility it deserves

The issue of improving visibility of the third sector emerges as key demand and challenge, requiring a variety of stakeholders to work together to shine a light on the distinctive impact and contribution of citizen action in Europe.

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Bernard Enjolras: "The third sector has the third largest workforce of any 'industry' in Europe"

Ahead of the Final Conference of the Third Sector Impact project, which took place on the 9th November in Brussels, we talked with its coordinator about the European third sector's definition, impact and challenges.

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