State of the sector – key findings from survey and discussions

In December 2014, Dudley CVS carried out a state of the sector online survey. The time felt right for Dudley CVS to explore:

  • The contribution being made by the voluntary and community sector
  • The future support needs and priorities of voluntary and community sector organisations
  • The impact of the financial economy on the voluntary sector

Once the findings were collected, NAVCA, our National body, helped Dudley CVS to analyse the results. Caroline Beavon then helped us to produce a colourful infographic poster as a creative way to share the findings with the voluntary sector and partners across Dudley borough. You can view the infographic report here: http://issuu.com/dcvs/docs/sots_-_v9/1

On 24th March, a CoLab enquiry session was held to explore further the results with voluntary sector groups and to dig deeper into the findings.

The survey was divided into the following three categories:

  • Demographic data of respondents
  • The state of the sector today in terms of demand for services, income, funding, impact, quality and difference
  • Focus on the future in terms of priorities, support needs, challenges, hopes and fears

This report presents more detail on findings from our survey and outcomes from discussions held on 24th March with voluntary and community sector organisations and partners. To view the report click on the link below:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8-GKntyzIXkZldtWGZhOHpwN2M/view?usp=sharing

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