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DSC is an independent charity with a vision of an independent voluntary sector at the heart of social change.
We need people inspired by a cause
A high salary is not a measure of your worth to the voluntary sector. I was recently tweeted a link to a TED website talk by America's not-for-profit darling Dan Pallotta. It has gone down a storm, particularly in the US - and I can see why.Learn more
Olympics money must be returned to good causes
A new report from the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has expressed concern about the robustness of a deal between the Government and Mayor of London to refund £675 million taken from lottery good causes for the London 2012 Olympic Games.Learn more
April 2013 DSC e-news Survey Write Up
In our April 2013 e-news quick survey we asked: Was the Budget 2013 better or worse for charities than you expected?Learn more
Who is being difficult?
There’s a comedian who does a sketch about his wife always coming home saying “there’s a b*!ch in work trying to destroy me” (gotta be in a Detroit accent to make the point!). He reckons she’s had one of these in every job she ever worked. Funny – the ‘b*!ch” is very possibly going home saying exactly the same thing.Learn more
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Voluntary sector training courses and publications
A Guide to Grants for Individuals in Need contains details of over 2,000 trusts which together give a total of around £269 million a year for the relief of individual poverty and hardship. Each entry includes eligibility information, the type of grant given, annual grant total and how to apply.Learn more
The Guide to Educational Grants 2013/14 contains details of nearly 1,500 sources of non-statutory financial help for people in education or training, giving a total of around £54 million each year. Each entry includes eligibility information, the type of grant given, annual grant total and how to apply. Trustee andLearn more
Leadership for Leaders
Feedback from the pilot course reported breakthroughs in thinking and a totally different coaching approach really helped participants increase their own self-awareness of themselves as leaders. The course delivered by two expert trainers, also experienced and qualified coaches, means that you will have the opportunity for coaching alongside other senior participants. Book now for 10-12 June or 19-21 November.