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, [...]

17
Oct

Party to thank our volunteers as Reach marks 35

Posted by Janet Thorne on October 17th, 2013 in Blog Entries, News, Skilled Volunteering, Success Stories, Uncategorized, Volunteers | No Comments »

Free flowing wine, delicious snacks, gossip and banter. Last night we had a great party for over 50 of our volunteers, past and present. How, in these straitened times, you might be wondering , could we justify such largesse? Well, as well as marking the occasion of nearly 35 years helping the charity sector, we [...]

1
Aug

Former Reach Trustee Iain Herbertson`s great contribution

Posted by Robin Gordon-Walker on August 1st, 2013 in News | No Comments »

We pay tribute to Iain Herbertson, who was a Reach Trustee for several years until he sadly died last month.

1
Jun

It’s Volunteer’s Week!

Posted by Reach on June 1st, 2013 in News | No Comments »

It’s 1 June, which marks the beginning of Volunteers’ Week.