Suggest a topic for discussion at the Third Sector Cafe!
A recent austerity survey suggests that some northern charities expect this to be a 'make or break year' for them. The combined effect of reduced public sector funding and increased demand for their services has seen them cut staff and services, reduce their capacity for activities outside of direct service delivery (eg campaigning or partnership development) and led them to dip into reserves to keep going.
This picture echoes what Cadence found last year in an austerity survey for Voluntary Action LeicesterShire. Based on what we know so far, we've suggested some 'hot' topics for debate at the Third Sector Cafe below. But have we got the right topics? Please use this survey to tell us what you'd be interested in seeing covered in a Third Sector Cafe discussion.
You'll see that we also ask you to recommend speakers, and tell us if you have experience you would be happy to share. We're open to suggestions so feel free to suggest away and we'll follow up your ideas to see what topics and which speakers we can bring to future Third Sector Cafe discussions.