Our strategic analysis

Front cover of VSSA

 

The report is an extremely useful document. I particularly welcome its publication at this critical moment when third sector organisations should be thinking about how they position themselves for the challenges ahead.

Kevin Brennan MP, Minister of State at the Dept for Business, Innovation and Skills (Formerly the Minister for the Third Sector)

Every year we publish our own strategic analysis of the changing operating environment and drivers for the voluntary and community sector. Hot off the press, this year's Surviving in a Changing Environment: NCVO Member's Briefing 2009/2010 has arrived! Previously called Voluntary Sector Strategic Analysis this key report is indispensible to helping you stay on course in a changing world.

This is invaluable insight into political, economic, social and technological trends and where these might lead the sector. Use it to strengthen your strategic planning so your organisation can thrive, whatever the challenges ahead.

This year's publication has thought-provoking pieces from a range of experts including Edward Andersson (Deputy Director, Involve) to Richard Harrison (Director of Research, CAF). There are also key thoughts on the central drivers which could impact on your organisation as well as further reading and practical ways to implement this information in your strategic plans.

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VSSA cover

 

Voluntary Sector Strategic Analysis 2008/09 was published on 27 October 2008.  All NCVO members received a free copy as a key membership benefit.

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The publication brings together discussion of key drivers and their implications in 'aspects' of the operating environment.  The five aspects discussed in the 2008 edition are:

  • Changing participation
  • Demographic challenges
  • Distribution and consumption
  • The economy
  • National politics

The publication is designed to complement this website.  The website provides a greater depth of analysis about each driver and links through to sources of further information.  The publication provides an overview and is better able to explore the links and tensions between drivers.

Browse through the drivers on this website or read about how to start your own strategic analysis.

Voluntary Sector Strategic Analysis 2008/09 further reading

Below are links to the further reading listed in the latest edition of Voluntary Sector Strategic Analysis, and to further sources of information and analysis not listed in the publication.

Changing participation

  1. Public participation in decision-making
  2. Public spaces
  3. Growth of online communities
  4. Empowered consumers
  5. Rising public expectations
  6. Individualism

Demographic challenges

  1. Ageing population
  2. Ethnic, cultural and religious diversity
  3. Global population movement
  4. Policies on multiculturalism and social cohesion
  5. Poverty and inequality
  6. Attitudes to different generations

Distribution and consumption

  1. Attitudes to domestic poverty
  2. Constrained public spending
  3. Personalisation of services
  4. Blurring boundaries between sectors
  5. Conservative focus on social justice
  6. Policies on rights and responsibilities

The economy

  1. Credit crunch
  2. Housing market
  3. Consumer spending and confidence
  4. Poverty and inequality
  5. Efficiency and value for money

National Politics

  1. Attitudes to domestic poverty
  2. Constrained public spending
  3. Personalisation of services
  4. Blurring boundaries between sectors
  5. Conservative focus on social justice
  6. Policies on rights and responsibilities

 

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