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A brave new world for voluntary sector infrastructure? Vouchers, markets and demand led capacity building
Frontline voluntary and community organisations are often argued to need capacity building support of various kinds, but, in a context of austerity, how should this be organised and funded? Policy makers and many funders are rethinking the ways in which such support might be delivered. There is incr...
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Author : Caron, Bembrick and Rob, Macmillan
Date : 2014
Source : Working Paper. Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC).
Keywords : Demand-led capacity building, voluntary sector, infrastructure, support, marketisation
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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A dimming of the ‘warm glow’? Are non-profit workers in the UK still more satisfied with their jobs than other workers?
Abstract Research has long shown that non-profit sector employees report a higher level of job satisfaction than workers in other sectors. This paper investigates trends in job satisfaction using longitudinal data from the British Household Panel Survey (1992-2008), through models which contain det...
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Author : Donegani, Chiara Paola and McKay, Stephen and Moro, Domenico
Date : 2012
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Non-profit sector, warm glow theory, job satisfaction, Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition technique.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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All Change? Surviving Below the Radar: community groups and activities in a Big Society
Over late 2009 and early 2010 the Below the Radar work stream at the Third Sector Research Centre undertook a range of interviews with national network groups, practitioners and academics to explore the role and nature of small community groups (Phillimore and McCabe: 2010). These sessions also exam...
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Author : McCabe, Angus and Phillimore, Jenny
Date : 2012
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Big Society, localism, community groups and activities, equalities, below the radar.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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Approaches to measuring the scale of the social enterprise sector in the UK
With growing interest in social enterprise in the UK, evidence on the scale of their activity is required to show their contribution to the economy. The figure of 62,000 social enterprises has been regularly based on a minimum three year rolling average of the Annual Small Business Survey between 20...
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Author : Lyon, Fergus and Teasdale, Simon and Baldock, Rob
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Social Enterprise, scale; survey, definition, UK
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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Below the radar in a Big Society? Reflections on community engagement, empowerment and social action in a changing policy context
‘The Big Society’ has become a key element of the Coalition’s Government policy platform, not only on the delivery of public services by the formal and funded voluntary sector but also in terms of communities, more informal third sector activities and individual citizens. Whilst the term itself is r...
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Author : McCabe, Angus
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Big Society, empowerment, community engagement, social action, community groups, below the radar.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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Black boxes in the wreckage? Making sense of failure in a third sector social enterprise
This paper examines the experiences of a single social enterprise that grew rapidly but ended in failure. Over more than 8 years, the author conducted intensive field research during the social enterprise’s life and held detailed post-mortems with key players after its death. This material is part o...
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Author : Scott, Duncan W
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Social Enterprise; longitudinal research; failure; case study; organisational learning.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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Business or third sector? What are the dimensions and implications of researching and conceptualising the overlap between business and third sector?
This paper is designed to ‘problematise’ the business/third sector boundary in order to inform future research into third sector theorising or policy development. It sets out some of the reasons behind the development of the concepts of the ‘third sector’ and ‘social enterprise’ in the UK, and brief...
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Author : Westall, Andrea
Date : 2009
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Social enterprise, social entrepreneur, non-profit sector, plural economy, charity, commercial enterprise, hybrids
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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Can social enterprise address social exclusion? Evidence from an inner city community
This paper examines the potential impact of social enterprise on exclusion. The case study research involved participant observation over a two year period. Selection of cases was based on a preliminary typology for social enterprise. Exclusion was conceptualised as multi-dimensional and relative to...
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Author : Teasdale, Simon
Date : 2009
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Social enterprise; social exclusion; inner city
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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Constituting the third sector: processes of decontestation and contention under the UK Labour governments in England
Discussion about, and analysis of, the question of definition and the third sector and civil society more generally has developed to a significant degree in recent years. This paper can be located in a new phase of conceptual research, which seeks to attend to the historical, cultural and politicall...
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Author : Alcock, Peter and Kendall, Jeremy
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Third Sector, Labour government, definition, ideology, policy, England
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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De-coupling the state and the third sector? The ‘Big Society’ as a spontaneous order
Despite a largely indifferent and otherwise sceptical public reception, the ‘Big Society’ has remained a central feature of the Conservative-led Coalition’s project, with David Cameron referring to it as his passion. However, the Big Society has been a rather elusive concept. Academics and commentat...
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Author : Macmillan, Rob
Date : 2013
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Third sector, Big Society, Coalition Government, Hayek, spontaneous order, independence.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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Devolution or divergence? Third Sector policy across the UK since 2000
Since the end of the last century the United Kingdom has been a less united country than it was. In 1999 a separate Scottish Executive (from 2007 the Scottish Government) and Welsh Assembly Government were established, followed later by a new Northern Ireland Executive and Assembly, based on a power...
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Author : Alcock, Peter
Date : 2009
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Third sector, devolution, policy, voluntary and community sector, UK
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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Does sector matter? – understanding the experiences of providers in the work programme
Employment services, in the UK as elsewhere, are increasingly delivered outside of the traditional public sector, by organisations from the third, private and even by other constituent parts of the public sector. The Work Programme was launched in a policy environment in which the role of the third ...
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Author : Rees, James and Taylor, Rebecca and Damm, Chris
Date : 2013
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Employment services, welfare to work, supply chain, third sector, public sector, private sector, the Work Programme.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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Doing Emotion, Doing Policy; the emotional role of “grassroots” community activists in poverty policy-making
This paper examines different understandings of the emotional role played by activist or ‘grass-roots’ participants for those involved in policy-making. Drawing on findings from an ethnographic study of an interrelated cluster of anti-poverty policy-making forums in Scotland it considers both what i...
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Author : Anderson, Rosie
Date : 2013
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Participation, policy making, community activist, emotion, grass roots organisations.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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Economic analysis and the third sector: Overview of economic analysis in relation to the third sector
This paper takes both a practical and critical view of economic analysis in relation to the third sector. It argues that there is no one kind of economic analysis but that a certain form of such thinking, and associated techniques, has become dominant in thinking and practice. That mainstream approa...
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Author : Westall, Andrea
Date : 2009
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Third sector, economics, measurement, economic models, market failure
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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Exploring below the radar: issues of theme and focus
This paper explores different dimensions of below the radar (BTR) activity and some of the key variables that need to be considered. It seeks to define what we mean by ‘below the radar’ activity and identify different radars that might form the focus of research. It is clear from discussion aroun...
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Author : McCabe, Angus and Phillimore, Jenny
Date : 2009
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Community organisations, groups and activities; below/under the radar, governance, influence and funding
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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Fifty at fifty: long term patterns of participation and volunteering
Fifty at Fifty (50 at 50) combined longitudinal quantitative data from the 1958 British Birth Cohort Survey, i.e. the National Child Development Study (NCDS), with qualitative biographical interview data from the associated Social Participation and Identity Study (SPIS) to investigate long term patt...
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Author : Brookfield, Katherine and Parry, Jane and Bolton, Vicki
Date : 2014
Source : Working Paper. Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC), Birmingham.
Keywords :
Participation, volunteering, non-participants, longitudinal research, mixed methods, motivations, barriers, life-course, pathways, National Child Development Study, Social Participation and Identity S...
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Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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First impressions: introducing the 'Real Times' third sector case studies
‘Real Times’ is the Third Sector Research Centre’s qualitative longitudinal study of third sector organisations, groups and activities. Over a three year period the study is following the fortunes, strategies, challenges and performance of a diverse set of fifteen ‘core’ case studies of third sector...
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Author : Macmillan, Rob and Arvidson, Malin and Edwards, Sobrina and Soteri-Proctor, Andri and Taylor, Rebecca and Teasdale, Simon
Date : 2011
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Real Times; qualitative; longitudinal; case studies; third sector organisations.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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Hearing the voice of Gypsies and Travellers: the history, development and challenges of Gypsy and Traveller Tenants and Residents’ Associations
This paper seeks to give an overview of the origins and development of Tenants and residents’ associations (TRAs) amongst Gypsies and Travellers. As well as identifying good practice it outlines recent legal events which may stimulate further TRA development on Gypsy and Traveller sites. This Workin...
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Author : Ryder, Andrew
Date : 2012
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Gypsy and Traveller; tenants and residents’ associations; community development; social inclusion; empowerment.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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Housing associations
Housing associations (HAs) could be regarded as the ‘distant uncle’ of the third sector in England. Their experience of 40 years of capacity building, struggles around combining public service delivery while preserving some independence and shifting from charity to social entrepreneurial models has ...
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Author : Mullins, David
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Housing associations, credit crisis, hybridity, mergers & alliances, neighbourhoods, voluntarism.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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Impact measurement practice in the UK third sector: a review of emerging evidence
This paper reviews emerging evidence about how the UK third sector is measuring its performance and impact. Impact measurement has become an increasingly important activity for third sector organisations in recent years, yet impact – and how to measure it – remain contested issues in policy, researc...
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Author : Harlock, Jenny
Date : 2013
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Impact, performance, social impact, social value, third sector.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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Innovation in the homelessness field: how does social enterprise respond to the needs of homeless people?
There is much current policy and practitioner enthusiasm for using social enterprise to tackle the problems of the homeless population, particularly those in the most acute housing need such as rough sleepers, hostel users and those in other forms of temporary accommodation. This paper brings togeth...
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Author : Teasdale, Simon
Date : 2009
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Social enterprise; homelessness
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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Little big societies: micro-mapping of organisations operating below the radar
This paper reports on research to develop and implement an innovative methodology to find and map what lies beneath the third sector radar. By using and adapting tools used in the 1990s for the well-recognised work of LOVAS (Local Voluntary Activity Surveys) we sought to identify all community activ...
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Author : Soteri-Proctor, Andri
Date : 2011
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Below-radar groups, street-level mapping, mapping.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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Making sense of the Big Society: perspectives from the third sector
The Big Society agenda has generated a great deal of critical comment in the media, in the third sector and amongst think tanks, and has stimulated some early analysis from the academic community. Despite strong backing from the Prime Minister, it has an unsettled presence and an uncertain future in...
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Author : Macmillan, Rob
Date : 2013
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Third sector, Big Society, narrative, field, positioning.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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Moving beyond ‘refugeeness’: problematising the ‘refugee community organisation’
This paper explores processes of change and development within asylum seeker and refugee-led associations in Glasgow. I argue that adopting a life-cycle approach to association emergence and continuity (Werbner 1991a: 15) provides a more rounded and sophisticated understanding of not only the factor...
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Author : Piacentini, Teresa
Date : 2012
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : RCOs; refugeeness; community life-cycle; community groups; sustainability; settlement and integration.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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Oil and water rarely mix: exploring the relative stability of nonprofit revenue mixes over time
This paper explores whether nonprofits are increasingly adopting mixed revenue strategies, and the sustainability of these strategies over time. We constructed a panel using NCCS (National Centre for Charitable Statistics) data from 1998 and 2007, and divided nonprofits into three groups: commercial...
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Author : Teasdale, Simon and Kerlin, Janelle and Young, Dennis and In Soh, Jung
Date : 2013
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Hybridity, modern portfolio theory, nonprofit, revenue, sustainability.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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Opportunity and influence: the third sector and the 2010 general election
This paper explores how the different voices and interests of the third sector, political parties and media have shaped and reflected the policy agenda over the course of the 2010 general election campaign and into the early post-election period. Using research methods which combined documentary ana...
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Author : Parry, Jane and Alcock, Peter and Kendall, Jeremy
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Third sector, general election, manifestos, campaigning, Coalition Government, Big Society, purdah, media, consensus, ideology, rebranding.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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Partnership and mainstreaming: voluntary action under New Labour
The focus of this paper is on the changing policy environment for voluntary action under the new Labour governments at the turn of the twenty-first century. This was a period of rapid policy change with a rise in the profile of voluntary action to rival, if not outstrip, that at any point in the pre...
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Author : Alcock, Peter
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Third Sector, Voluntary Sector, Labour Government, Partnership, Mainstreaming
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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Personalisation: a new dawn or the end of the road for third sector support for carers?
Personalisation is the latest dynamic in the long and complex relationship between the third and public sectors who work within the field of social care. It has been seen as both an opportunity for third sector organisations (TSOs) to have the freedom to deliver the more flexible and holistic suppor...
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Author : Miller, Robin and Larkin, Mary
Date : 2013
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Third sector, personalisation, carers, commissioners, adult social care.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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Personalisation: what will the impacts be for carers?
Much has been written about personalisation and the potential that this agenda holds for change within welfare services. Although carers have been identified as an important group in translating personalisation into practice we know very little about how the third sector might support carers in orde...
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Author : Larkin, Mary and Dickinson, Helen
Date : 2011
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Personalisation; carers; impact; evidence.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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Scaling-up or Going-viral? Comparing self-help housing and community land trust facilitation
This paper explores two sector-based case studies of social innovation in community-led housing that have taken root in the last ten years: community land trusts (CLTs) set up to ensure access to affordable homes in perpetuity and self-help housing organisations set up to bring empty homes back into...
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Author : Moore, Tom and Mullins, David
Date : 2013
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Community-led housing; facilitation; innovation; localism; community land trust (CLT); self-help-housing.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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Seeing and doing: learning, resources and social networks below the radar
There is a growing interest in social networks and the potential that exploring them brings to understanding development and change in communities. Equally, there has been substantial investment over the past decade in community capacity building aimed at enabling communities to have a voice in deci...
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Author : McCabe, Angus and Phillimore, Jenny
Date : 2013
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Community groups; social networks, learning and resources.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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Seeing things differently? The promise of qualitative longitudinal research on the third sector
There has been a rapidly growing interest in longitudinal research methods and dynamic analysis in recent decades. A longitudinal research gaze offers the promise of seeing things differently, and of understanding the dynamic processes involved in social change, of what happens next and why. This pa...
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Author : Macmillan, Rob
Date : 2011
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Qualitative longitudinal research; third sector; time; relational account; strategic action
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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Self-help housing – towards a greater role. Case study findings summary to inform consultation at St George’s House, Windsor Castle, December 2010
Self-help housing ‘involves groups of local people bringing back into use empty properties that are in limbo, awaiting decisions about their future use, or their redevelopment. It differs from self-build housing which involves constructing permanent homes from scratch’. It responds to the bigger pic...
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Author : Mullins, David and Jones, Patricia A and Teasdale, Simon
Date : 2011
Source : Other. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : self-help housing
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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Self-help housing: could it play a greater role?
Self-help housing ‘involves local people bringing back into use empty properties for their use, organising whatever repairs are necessary to make them habitable’ (http://self-help-housing.org/). This is usually based on a time-limited licence or lease, but sometimes on a permanent basis, and there a...
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Author : Mullins, David
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Self-help housing, empty properties, construction training, social enterprise, volunteers, communities, third sector organisations (TSOs)
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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Social enterprise spin-outs from the English health service: a Right to Request but was anyone listening?
The ‘Right to Request’ initiative was introduced by the Labour Government in 2008 as a process through which NHS clinicians and managers working in England could seek to develop a social enterprise to deliver Community Health Services. Building on the experiences of the Social Enterprise Pathfinder ...
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Author : Miller, Robin and Millar, Ross
Date : 2011
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Social Enterprise, Right to Request, West Midlands, NHS, England.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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The Big Society: a new policy environment for the third sector?
This Working Paper updates the analysis of the Coalition government’s Big Society policy agenda first published in 2010. It explores the policy context for the Big Society initiative and the key features of the policy programme developed by the Coalition since 2010. It then outlines some of the cont...
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Author : Alcock, Pete
Date : 2012
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Big Society, third sector, policy, civil society, devolution.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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The ambitions and challenges of SROI (social return on investment)
With the growing interest in measuring the social impact of third sector activities, there have been a range of approaches developed. One of these, social return on investment (SROI) has received particular attention and is being promoted by third sector organisations, as well as public and private ...
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Author : Arvidon, Malin and Lyon, Fergus and McKay, Stephen and Moro, Domenico
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Third sector, SROI (social return on investment), cost-benefit analysis, social impact, created value.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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The black minority ethnic third sector: a resource paper
Contributing towards building a foundation of knowledge on the black minority ethnic (BME) third sector, this paper offers an introductory resource on research in this field. The paper begins with discussion on the (contested) concept of a BME third sector (BME TS) and the existing narrative of dist...
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Author : Mayblin, Lucy and Soteri-Proctor, Andri
Date : 2011
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Black minority ethnic, third sector, distinctiveness
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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The contradictory faces of social enterprise: impression management as (social) entrepreneurial behaviour
This paper demonstrates that social enterprises can exhibit multiple faces to different stakeholders in order to access resources. The research involved a longitudinal case study of a group of Kurdish refugees and asylum seekers producing a theatrical play based upon their collective experiences. Pa...
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Author : Teasdale, Simon
Date : 2009
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : social enterprise; social entrepreneur; impression management; organisational impression management; participant observation
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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The marketisation of charities in England and Wales
Much has been written about the reasons for and impact of marketisation on charities, their clients, and wider civil society. A central component of the marketisation thesis is that charities are substituting grants and donations with commercial revenue. However there is no consensus in the existing...
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Author : McKay, Stephen and Moro, Domenico and Teasdale, Simon and Clifford, David
Date : 2011
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Charities, marketisation, nonprofit, crowding out, substitution effect.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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The personalisation agenda: implications for the third sector
Personalisation has been identified as being ‘a cornerstone of the modernisation of public services’ (Department of Health, 2008: p. 4) and much interest in this concept has arisen recently. However, there is a high degree of confusion over what personalisation is and the types of changes that will ...
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Author : Dickinson, Helen and Glasby, Jon
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Personalisation, health and social care, personal budgets, individual budgets
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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The role of grassroots arts activities in communities: a scoping study
Over 2009-2010, the Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC) undertook work to identify the current state of knowledge on small, below the radar, community groups and activities. This highlighted the lack of research into the contribution of grass-roots or amateur arts organisations make in communities....
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Author : Ramsden, Hilary and Milling, Jane and Phillimore, Jenny and McCabe, Angus and Fyfe, Hamish and Simpson, Robin
Date : 2011
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Amateur arts, communities, social and economic impact, grassroots organisations and activities.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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The third sector delivering employment services: an evidence review
The policy context surrounding the work of third sector organisations in employment services has undergone major changes since 1997. This review outlines the major developments in the field and collates the evidence pertaining to the third sector's experiences. It finds that the current situation ...
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Author : Damm, Chris
Date : 2012
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Public services, contracting, commissioning, prime contractors, employment services, the Work Programme, hardest to help, payment by results
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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The third sector delivering public services: an evidence review
This paper examines research evidence, argument and policy development on the third sector and public service delivery over the last five to ten years. Forty-eight separate pieces of research published between 2004 and 2010 on the themes of public service delivery, commissioning and procurement are ...
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Author : Macmillan, Rob
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Public services, contracting, commissioning, procurement.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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The third sector in unsettled times: a field guide
The third sector, understood as a diverse group of charities, voluntary organisations, community groups and social enterprises, is facing a radical upheaval in its multiple political and economic environments. Drawing on data from Real Times, a qualitative longitudinal study of third sector organisa...
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Author : Macmillan, Rob and Taylor, Rebecca and Arvidson, Malin and Soteri-Proctor, Andri and Teasdale, Simon
Date : 2013
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Third sector, qualitative longitudinal research, fields, organisational change.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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Third sector partnerships for public service delivery: an evidence review
Partnership working has been driven by the policy of the last Labour administration, which aimed to make the third sector more efficient and aligned to the delivery of a range of public services. Since the election of a coalition government in 2010 these drivers have not lessened but have been re-as...
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Author : Rees, James and Mullins, David and Bovaird, Tony
Date : 2012
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Partnership, public service delivery, commissioning, network governance, inter-organisational relationships, mergers, third sector organisations.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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UK Gypsies and Travellers and the third sector
This paper explores the development of the UK Gypsy and Traveller third sector and details factors which have impeded development. This includes a lack of resources and skills but also illustrates how in recent years important progress has been made in community development. The paper concludes that...
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Author : Ryder, Andrew
Date : 2011
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Gypsies; Travellers; Roma; third sector; community groups; ethnogenesis.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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Understanding the distinctiveness of small scale, third sector activity: the role of local knowledge and networks in shaping below the radar actions
‘Below the radar’ has become a short-hand term for small community groups who are either not registered with the Charity Commission or other regulatory bodies and or are registered but lack a regular, substantial annual income. Much of the existing research into the Third Sector has focused on forma...
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Author : Phillimore, Jenny and McCabe, Angus and Soteri-Proctor, Andri and Taylor, Rebecca
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Below the radar, community, community sector, community groups and activities, sustainability and accountability.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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Value and the third sector. Working paper on ideas for future research
This paper provides a broad sweep across the ideas and practices around ‘value’, and how these relate to third sector organisations and activities. It argues that the current focus on outcome-based ‘social value’ by academics and policy-makers is limited and only part of how third sector organisatio...
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Author : Westall, Andrea
Date : 2009
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Value added, Social Return on Investment (SROI), social value, environmental value, blended value
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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Volunteering and employability in the UK
There is considerable support in the literature for the idea that volunteering helps improve employability and acts as a route to employment. Policy initiatives are consistent with this message. We analysed longitudinal evidence from the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS) to test this theory. Our...
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Author : Ellis Paine, Angela and McKay, Stephen and Moro, Domenico
Date : 2013
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Volunteering, employability, retention, unemployment, employment, progression.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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What’s in a name? The construction of social enterprise
Much attention has been paid globally to the concept of social enterprise. However, beyond the notion of trading for a social purpose, there is little consensus as to what a social enterprise is or does. Existing academic literature provides a bewildering array of definitions and explanations for th...
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Author : Teasdale, Simon
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Big Society; definition; discourse; New Labour; social enterprise; third way.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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‘Below the radar’ activities and organisations in the third sector: a summary review of the literature
The term ‘below, or under, the radar’ has become a short-hand term often applied to describe small voluntary organisations, community groups and more informal or semi-formal activities in the third sector. This paper presents the findings of a literature review which explores understandings of th...
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Author : McCabe, Angus and Phillimore, Jenny and Mayblin, Lucy
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords :
‘Below the radar’, community organisations and activities, Black and Minority Ethnic groups, Refugee and Migrant Organisations, rural community action, faith communities, arts and cultural identity, A...
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Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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‘Distinction’ in the third sector
Claims for the distinctiveness of third sector organisations are a relatively widespread and familiar feature of third sector commentary and analysis. This paper reviews relevant theoretical and empirical research to examine the idea of distinctiveness, arguing that such claims remain inconclusive. ...
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Author : Macmillan, Rob
Date : 2012
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Third sector, distinctiveness, Bourdieu, distinction, strategic unity.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
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