3VA is excited to be working with our partners at Hastings Voluntary Action, Rother Voluntary Action and Action in Rural Sussex on new project work which will bring three key changes to our work:
A phrase we hear a lot today is ‘social media’ – in fact to the point where it can almost be a cliché. I know some of you are already embracing the opportunities it can give you to reach people and raise awareness of what you do, to make your
voice heard and keep informed on relevant topics. But it is not for everyone, and to decide if it can be helpful for you, and how, we’re taking a look at social media in our Summer 2012 issue.
It was great to see so many of you at our AGM in early December, especially as the weather was so terrible! We had three key themes on the night – a reminder of the importance of the voluntary sector and some inspiration all the way from Canada in the form of Dr David Phipps; the health changes and the sector; and the Localism Act. We are putting together a breakdown of some of the topics discussed and matters raised by our speakers, which we will disseminate through our website and eNewsletter.
In challenging economic times, few things can be more important than getting the right support at the right time. This is at the core of what we do; supporting and developing the local voluntary and community sector so that it can grow, become sustainable and have a voice, and it's been a busy few months.
We're now halfway through the year and we wanted to share the headlines of this work. In the financial year to date we have:
Being CEO of 3VA is a real privilege. So many of the activities we support make such a real difference to local communities. The diversity and commitment of project and groups bring real interest to my role all of the time.
Recently, I've learned a couple of very important lessons that I wanted to share with you all. It just so happens that I've been to two far-flung conferences of late - one in Coventry and one in Canada - and I'm grateful to Sussex Police and the University of Brighton for enabling these exciting opportunities.
We have just completed our end-of-year monitoring and we wanted to share some of the headlines with you..