5 Key Trends and their Impact on the Voluntary Sector
5 Jan 2003
The impact of social and economic change on the voluntary and community sector is far-reaching. It is a fallacy that the sector is insulated from the wider world in which it operates - yet many charities remain largely uninformed about the future they face. The ageing population, the changing nature of families and households, the growth of the knowledge economy and knowledge workers, the growth of the digital and internet society, and the globalisation of social attitudes are just some of the trends which are having, and will continue to have, a profound effect on the voluntary and community sector.
We hope to stimulate thinking in not for profit organisations about the impact these issues could have on clients, on funding, on competition, on staff and above all their own effectiveness.