21
Jul

New online hub for skilled volunteering

Posted by Madeleine Boomgaarden on July 21st, 2014 in News | No Comments »

In autumn 2014 Reach will be launching a ‘match.com’ for skilled volunteering – a new web-based service which will dramatically increase the volume, range and quality of skilled volunteering across the UK.

6
Jun

Celebrating a year of skilled volunteering this Volunteers’ Week

Posted by Reach on June 6th, 2014 in News | No Comments »

To capture the spirit of Volunteers’ Week Reach has published an Annual Report celebrating the achievements of skilled volunteers over the last year.
Reach specialises in making high impact volunteering happen by connecting charities of all sizes with skilled people.
This new Annual Review celebrates the successes of charities, volunteers and Reach alike, all in a compact [...]

13
May

Volunteering: giving back and getting back, a virtuous circle

Posted by Madeleine Boomgaarden on May 13th, 2014 in Charity Governance, News, Skilled Volunteering, Third Sector | No Comments »

When we started Small Charity Week in 2010 we didn’t include a Volunteering Day – that was a real oversight as much of the Small Charity Sector would grind to a halt without the army of volunteers that support a diverse range of causes.  Our omission wasn’t intentional, just naive and it didn’t take too [...]

26
Mar

New partnership with NUS

Posted by Madeleine Boomgaarden on March 26th, 2014 in Charity Governance, Charity Trustee, News, Skilled Volunteering | No Comments »

TrusteeWorks from Reach is delighted to announce that we are now a preferred supplier of National Union of Students (NUS) regarding our trustee recruitment services. Having  had great success in our work with students’ unions over the last few years, the TrusteeWorks team is excited to be moving forward with NUS in a more formal [...]

20
Mar

How does skills-based volunteering affect leadership skills?

Posted by Madeleine Boomgaarden on March 20th, 2014 in News, Skilled Volunteering, Third Sector, Uncategorized | No Comments »

How does skills-based volunteering affect leadership skills? This is one of the questions that Niraj Saraf is seeking to answer through research with the Ashridge Centre for Business and Sustainability. The research aims to uncover the motivations for volunteering and capture how volunteering enhances skills and abilities.  It will provide valuable insights into a growing area of [...]

22
Jan

All systems go at Reach for a successful 2014

Reach Volunteering has entered 2014 on a strong note! We have secured long-term funding from institutions like GlaxoSmithKline and City Bridge Trust and plan to introduce iReach, our new web-based platform. This will dramatically increase the volume, range and quality of skilled volunteering across the U.K.
iReach will come into service this summer, building an online [...]

6
Nov

New analytical pro bono support for charities launches

Posted by Madeleine Boomgaarden on November 6th, 2013 in Blog Entries, News, Skilled Volunteering | 1 Comment »

Operational research (OR) is the discipline of applying appropriate analytical methods to help make better decisions.
I have recently taken up the role as OR Pro Bono Project Manager at The OR Society.  Having worked in the third sector for six years and having never heard the term OR, I can really see the need to raise [...]

4
Nov

The 3 most common trustee recruiting mistakes made by charities

Posted by Madeleine Boomgaarden on November 4th, 2013 in Blog Entries, Charity Governance, Charity Trustee, News, Skilled Volunteering | No Comments »

The recruitment of trustees is something that all charities do differently. However, there are a number of mistakes which, as a recruitment expert in the field, I see cropping up again and again. Trustees’ Week is a great time to outline them.

Trustees’ Week is a great time to outline them.

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30
Oct

Charities should be more creative in their volunteer ask

Posted by Janet Thorne on October 30th, 2013 in Big Society, Blog Entries, News, Skilled Volunteering, Third Sector | No Comments »

We were very pleased to be invited to participate in the Parliamentary Inquiry on Growing Giving held yesterday, chaired by the Rt Hon Mr David Blunkett MP, which explored how to increase the giving of time and money across all generations, with a particular focus on how old people can ‘give the gift of giving’ to younger generations.

23
Oct

New free trustee placement service from Reach helps small charities strengthen governance

Posted by Madeleine Boomgaarden on October 23rd, 2013 in Blog Entries, Charity Governance, Charity Trustee, News, Skilled Volunteering | 1 Comment »

Reach’s Trusteeworks Matching Service will be free from 1 November 2013 for charities with an annual turnover of less than £1 million. Reach believes that removing the entry level charge of £75 for smaller charities, who have limited funds for recruiting, will make a big difference by helping them to strengthen their boards. Strong boards, [...]