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Voluntary Sector Review publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed, accessible papers on third sector research, policy and practice. It is an invaluable cutting-edge resource for all those researching or working in the fast-growing voluntary, community and wider third sectors.

The journal covers the full range of issues relevant to voluntary sector studies, including: definitional and theoretical debates; management and organisational development; financial and human resources; philanthropy; volunteering and employment; regulation and charity law; service delivery; civic engagement; industry and sub-sector dimensions; relations with other sectors; social enterprise; evaluation and impact. Voluntary Sector Review covers voluntary sector studies from a variety of disciplines, including sociology, social policy, politics, psychology, economics, business studies, social anthropology, philosophy and ethics. The journal includes work from the UK and Europe, and beyond, where cross-national comparisons are illuminating. With dedicated expert policy and practice sections, Voluntary Sector Review also provides an essential forum for the exchange of ideas and new thinking.

Rigorous and stimulating, Voluntary Sector Review is an indispensable tool for everyone who values empirically-grounded, theoretically-informed and policy-relevant reviews of the future direction of the voluntary sector.

Editors: Nick Acheson (University of Ulster, UK), Bernard Harris (University of Strathclyde, UK), Rob Macmillan, (University of Birmingham, UK)

The journal is published in association with the Voluntary Sector Studies Network (VSSN) and a print copy of the journal is a membership benefit.

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Volume 1, Number 2, July 2010


Understanding the determinants of nonprofit income portfolios
pp. 161-173(13)
Authors: Young, Dennis R.; Wilsker, Amanda L.; Grinsfelder, Mary Clark


'It's not what we do, it's how we do it': managing the tension between service delivery and advocacy
pp. 193-207(15)
Authors: Cairns, Ben; Hutchison, Romayne; Aiken, Mike



Hackney Advice Forum: taking back the power
pp. 233-238(6)
Author: Benson, Andy


Caring to Change
pp. 239-244(6)
Author: Rosenman, Mark


Anatomy of a crisis and lessons for third sector governing boards
pp. 245-252(8)
Author: Leadbeater, S.R.B.



Recent developments in volunteering and citizenship
pp. 253-258(6)
Author: Strickland, Alan


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