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Giving thought…

The Chair of the Inquiry into Civil Society Futures, Julia Unwin CBE, recently sat down with CAF – the charity, bank and champion for better giving – to discuss: what the Civil Society Futures Inquiry is and how it came about the challenges and opportunities associated with new organisational models within civil society, including many …

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What next for Civil Society Futures

When we launched our report into the future of civil society – based on a two-year inquiry – we wrote about the deep divisions that we had witnessed, the feeling many people have that their voices are being ignored, and a growing sense that the old ways of doing things are no longer working. Since …

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Committing to the Voluntary Sector Compact

The state and the voluntary sector have always had an uneasy friendship, to put it mildly. In the mid-1990s the government produced a framework intended to put this relationship on a more equal footing. Called the Voluntary Sector Compact, the framework offered rules for engagement that would help to protect the voluntary sector’s role in …

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Changing society: changing ourselves

One of the fascinating things about the inquiry process has been travelling the country to see how civil society is making a difference in different areas. Just as local challenges are unique, the responses from community groups have been similarly varied. But, as we’ve said previously, there are also some challenges that are often shared …

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Making a power shift happen

If we care about reviving our dented democracy, rebuilding our social fabric, talking about and confronting racism and enabling us to address the great challenges of climate change and environmental degradation, then Civil Society Futures is about providing the evidence base, the intellectual underpinning and foundations for how we all – as individual citizens who …

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