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Third Sector Awards ceremony. Photo: TSA

Fareshare wins the Third Sector Awards 2017

The final decision was taken between 96 non-profit organisations represented in the 109 entries.

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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.  

#CookForSyria campaign. Image: #CookForSyria

#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.  

Designing the future of non-profits

In the UK, the non-profit sector has been profoundly impacted by the recent drive to transform the public sector to reduce public spending and promote user choice. Design may be one way that non-profits can ensure users are at the heart of change.

Maddy Bartlett, Savita Custead with Matt Postles / Photo: BNHC

Maddy Bartlett: "The more you know about nature, the more action you’ll take to help protect it"

The Festival of Nature is the UK’s largest free celebration of the natural world. We talked about it with Maddy Bartlett, Programmes Officer at the Bristol Natural History Consortium.

Beth Calverley and Yang Yu are part of the Neighbourly team / Photograph: Neighbourly

Beth Calverley: "There’s no better feeling than being part of the positive changes that are being achieved all around us"

Neighbourly is a social network that connects charities and community projects with local businesses and individuals in the United Kingdom. We talked with Beth Calverley about her experience as part of this organisation.

Local Trust team with the N for Nonprofit

Sonia Bussu & Jessica Wenban-Smith: "Big Local is about bringing together all the local talent, ambition, skills and energy"

What is Big Local and how does it work? Two members of the Local Trust team help us better understand this programme.

Food waste / Photograph: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Flickr

Supermarkets tackling food waste, a new trend in Europe

According to the UNEP, a third of the food produced in the world is thrown away.

Big Local: bringing positive change

When I first started to volunteer at Big Local Revoelution just over two years ago, I was very timid and shy. Having social anxiety and bipolar disorder made me very isolated and I wouldn’t leave the house or even my bed for weeks at a time. From the first day I set foot in the Revoelution hub, I haven’t been away.

Can better governance help UK charities through today’s trials?

Taking steps to boost leadership excellence should help counter the challenges faced by UK charities, writes Jonathan Lindsell.

Fundraising in the agenda of non-profit organizations

One fact that strikes me about the non-profit sector is the little relevance (initially!) that is given to money. A group of people identify a social need and starts doing things. At a given time, they suddenly realise that to carry out all they have planned they need… money!

Charity leadership in the age of digital

"Digital has changed everything". In this article posted on the NCVO blog, Karl Wilding offers an insight into the challenges faced by charity leaders in the digital society.

Charity shops, supporting social projects in the UK

Second-hand objects and volunteering help spaces that revert all their earning to support charitable causes.