Stuart Etherington’s Letter to the Voluntary Sector, 2014

Hannah Kowszun was NCVO’s Marketing & Membership Manager until July 2014. Her blog posts have been archived here.

Ahead of Evolve, the annual event for the voluntary sector on Monday, our chief executive, Stuart Etherington, has written a letter to the sector, setting out what he sees as some of the big issues facing the sector today.

In his letter, Sir Stuart says charities have drawn on their reserves of inner strength to see them through tough economic times. These aren’t over, but other challenges await. Among the most important, he argues, is public trust in charities: charities themselves need to set high standards and be seen to live by them.

Sir Stuart also weighs up this government’s record on the voluntary sector, and talks about what we think priorities for the next government should be. So what do you think?

Read in full Stuart Etherington’s letter to the sector (PDF 92KB)

We’re very keen to get your thoughts – what do you see as the big challenges at the moment? What are the big opportunities? How can NCVO help you make the biggest difference for the people you work for?

Let me know in the comments, or using #ncvoletter , or come find me or my team at Evolve – we’d love to discuss it.

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