VolResource are no longer continuing their Newsletters.

If you were a subscriber previously, please note that the main links in all the VolResource newsletters will stop working once the mailing system is switched off, towards the end of the month. You should still be able to access the linked items by a ‘copy and paste’ of the ‘wp.me‘ links, or full web addresses as given below, into your browser address bar.

The VolResource and VoluntaryNews websites are staying online, and the latter continues to welcome direct submissions of relevant news and events. If you need to get in touch, please use vr@volresource.org.uk.
No need to unsubscribe – the list data will be deleted, and not passed on anywhere.

Replacement newsletter

Community Matters Yorkshire has taken up the challenge of filling the information gap. It is bound to be a little different, but the first newsletter is now out and makes a good start.

They aim to produce this approximately fortnightly, publication around 15th and 30th of the month. Here is a direct link for subscribing.Other useful resources

Here are some of the most useful resources currently available for those involved in running voluntary organisations.Email and web briefings

Sandy Adirondack’s Legal Update website for voluntary organisations
http://www.sandy-a.co.uk/legal.htm and email alerts when it is updated (send
details to legalupdate@sandy-a.co.uk). Covers governance, charity & company
law, employment, volunteering, data protection and many other legal topics.

Bates Wells Braithwaite Briefing for charities http://www.bwbllp.com/knowledge/updates/ Weekly – legal, admin, management.

Various other professional firms have frequent updates and commentary, such as accountants Sayer Vincent http://www.sayervincent.co.uk/ or UHY Hacker Younghttp://www.uhy-uk.com/sectors/charity-and-not-for-profit/charity-sector-blog/

Various activity areas of course have their own umbrella bodies with useful email newsletters, such as Voluntary Arts Network http://www.voluntaryarts.org/, Light Lunch from Clinks (for those working in the criminal justice system) http://www.clinks.org/light-lunch. And work areas too, such as CharityComms http://www.charitycomms.org.uk/

Also liked: the Association of Chairs email newsletter https://www.associationofchairs.org.uk/resources/newsletter/


Charity Finance Group http://blog.cfg.org.uk/

NCVO http://blogs.ncvo.org.uk/

CharityBlog https://charityblog.org.uk/ is the old VolResource opinion site revived to give an outlet for your editor after his 16 years of newsletter duty.  There may be some useful material occasionally!


Third Force News http://thirdforcenews.org.uk/ is produced for the sector in Scotland, but there are often articles of wider relevance.

Civil Society Media’s range of publications https://www.civilsociety.co.uk/ and Haymarket’s Third Sector http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/ are helpful too. The latter limits the number of articles that can be viewed without a paid sub, and some in-depth material from Civil Society is also restricted.