"mmmm...see the problem. so why don't the steve and joan's of the world work on the political issues; and the PM's of the world work on the economic front. and work together, so both angles covered.
yeah, you're right. I'm a…"
"thanks for that positive money. this isn't an area I know much about, so this conversation is giving me a better idea. but I'm puzzled by the tetchy nature of it. working up alternatives to neo-liberalism is not for the faint hearted,…"
"brilliant! thank you positive money.
now we just need to get a government and an electorate which is driven to do this. any thoughts given the 2015 general election coming up. I'm still raging about labour party plans for voluntary…"
"Thanks Penny. I agree with what you say. CVS really needs to take a long hard look at itself and stop pretending it exists to serve the public. We all know by now that it sold its soul so a few insiders can get good money for implementing government…"
"NCIA is calling for NAVCA to speak out, and act with others who are resisting cuts, austerity and privatisation of public services.
We're in touch with more and more people working in CVSs who are frustrated by the way their hands…"
"been watering my plants, and thinking about the conversation we're having. and where to take it actively.
wondered if NCIA could host a speakeasy about different ways in which people are organising locally together, or wishing to. we're…"
"I was reminded of this subject today with recent news about some of the extremes in corporate behaviour,
The voluntary sector to me is something which often seems inaccessible - is there a void between community development and what we were doing…"
"a practical suggestion. that's what I like! great way to spark thinking about how we do things differently. thanks james. there's a lot in what you say and propose. it makes good sense. And as you'll know from our…"
"We've now got a date for CVSs to meet up and debate their role during these dreadful times: Friday September 13th!
There are still spaces left for the meeting on Friday 13th.....if you dare!! drop me a line -…"
The urgent relevance of NCIA to CVSs
Adur Voluntary Action & NCIA
Introduction – what is NCIA?
There have been signs amongst CVSs of growing interest in the ideas and activities of NCIA (National Coalition for…
"Quite agree Matt, one reason why AVA changed its name. We were very disappointed and quite surprised at NAVCA's refusal to circulate the NCIA critique of said letter to Treasury and give its membership a chance to judge for themselves. That…"
"Having worked for two CVS for a combined total of 12 years I have been frustrated by being the worker going out into the community facing very real and understandable mistrust from grassroots organisations, which takes years to get back and tends ot…"
"The skill sets of many who work in the local CVS are limited which leads to poor policy views and provision of mistaken information through trainining they put on. Redevelopment is in the billions in this area yet no one can read a plan, understands…"
"UKIP is in the same position that the BNP was several years ago. Some investigation will root out where they have their snouts in the trough and it will the end.The ludicrous part of their policy is that they want to leave the EC yet EC…"
"UKIP is Nigel Farage and Nigel Farage is not satan. He is however very calculating and at the moment is prepared to play the EU card for all it is worth. For example by calling the Edinburgh protesters 'fascists' he neatly put the boot on…"