News

  • Colin and David Billis have been commissioned by Edward Elgar to edit a Handbook on Hybrid Organisations to be published in 2016.

  • Colin presented a paper on ‘The Best of Both Worlds: Organisational Design and Management in Hybrid Voluntary Agencies’ at the Critical Management Studies Conference at the University of Leicester (July 2015).
  • Colin was appointed as a consultant at the Centre for Philanthropy, University of Kent, where he will contribute to the development of a distance learning module on Volunteering and Society (July 2015).
  • Meta, Colin and Bill were elected to the Board of the Voluntary Action History Society as chair/treasurer, seminar convenor and sociability officer, respectively (May 2015). See http://www.vahs.org.uk
  • Louis was awarded a 120th Anniversary Scholarship to study social policy (research) at the London School of Economics and will start his MSc course in September 2015 (April 2015).
  • Meta completed her turn as research associate at the Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy, Cass Business School, City University (January 2015) and welcomed (at last) the publication of her reports, written with Cathy Pharoah, on corporate giving in the UK and the UK leg of the study of European foundations for research and innovation (EUFORI) (January and July 2015).
  • Colin was appointed as a senior visiting fellow in the Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics (January 2015).
  • Colin presented a paper on ‘Inside the Black Box’ at CPAG’s conference on The Peculiar Institution of Charity – the Morality of Charitable Giving and Receiving (November 2014).
  • Colin presented a paper (with Andy Benson) on ‘The impact of Coalition policies on service-providing voluntary organisations’ at VSSN’s Day Seminar on Money! Money! Money! Getting and spending in the voluntary sector (November 2014).
  • Colin published ‘The impact of commissioning and contracting on volunteers and volunteering in voluntary services groups (Working Paper 8 of NCIA’s Inquiry into the Future of Voluntary Services (October 2014).