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Falling Up - A short film about the voluntary sector of North Lincolnshire
Falling Up - A short film about the voluntary sector of North Lincolnshire
DATE: 2012/02/14::
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Guardian Voluntary Sector - Win a bespoke promotional video made by Scriberia for your charity
Guardian Voluntary Sector - Win a bespoke promotional video made by Scriberia for your charity
DATE: 2013/02/01::
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Building the Big Society: views from the voluntary sector
Building the Big Society: views from the voluntary sector
DATE: 2010/12/06::
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Voluntary Sector Awards 2013
Voluntary Sector Awards 2013
DATE: 2013/07/02::
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What is GC Voluntary Sector?
What is GC Voluntary Sector?
DATE: 2014/07/17::
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2014 Vitalize Provincial Voluntary Sector Conference
2014 Vitalize Provincial Voluntary Sector Conference
DATE: 2014/04/30::
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Voluntary Sector Awards 2014
Voluntary Sector Awards 2014
DATE: 2014/07/04::
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ICAEW Charity and Voluntary Sector Group Annual Conference 2014
ICAEW Charity and Voluntary Sector Group Annual Conference 2014
DATE: 2015/01/27::
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Government and the voluntary sector
Government and the voluntary sector
DATE: 2014/07/16::
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Crawley CVS - Celebrating the Voluntary Sector 2013
Crawley CVS - Celebrating the Voluntary Sector 2013
DATE: 2013/10/04::
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Voluntary Sector Management Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela 2015 (Religious Organization)
Voluntary Sector Management Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela 2015 (Religious Organization)
DATE: 2015/03/10::
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Discussing my work in the Voluntary Sector in Gozo & iLead-The Creative Leader Academy.
Discussing my work in the Voluntary Sector in Gozo & iLead-The Creative Leader Academy.
DATE: 2015/01/09::
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Voluntary Sector work experience at Northumbria University
Voluntary Sector work experience at Northumbria University
DATE: 2013/08/08::
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Co-production and the voluntary sector #copro2014
Co-production and the voluntary sector #copro2014
DATE: 2014/04/23::
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Council Budget Proposals - Comments from the Voluntary Sector Assembly
Council Budget Proposals - Comments from the Voluntary Sector Assembly
DATE: 2014/12/16::
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GC Voluntary Sector: Voluntary Organisations
GC Voluntary Sector: Voluntary Organisations
DATE: 2014/07/17::
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Sister Olive Cooney  - Woman of the Year in the Voluntary Sector
Sister Olive Cooney - Woman of the Year in the Voluntary Sector
DATE: 2015/03/20::
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Dr. Rachel LaForest - Voluntary Sector in Multilevel Governance
Dr. Rachel LaForest - Voluntary Sector in Multilevel Governance
DATE: 2011/10/25::
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Breakthrough Britain 2015: Voluntary Sector
Breakthrough Britain 2015: Voluntary Sector
DATE: 2013/01/21::
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GC Voluntary Sector: Mentors
GC Voluntary Sector: Mentors
DATE: 2014/07/17::
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How do you improve performance within public sector and voluntary sector partnerships
How do you improve performance within public sector and voluntary sector partnerships
DATE: 2010/06/08::
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Voluntary Sector Forum Youth Activities Fund Annual Report 2012
Voluntary Sector Forum Youth Activities Fund Annual Report 2012
DATE: 2012/08/02::
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Voluntary Sector Management PLV 2015 (Public Safety and Order)
Voluntary Sector Management PLV 2015 (Public Safety and Order)
DATE: 2015/03/10::
24
Michael Copeland
Michael Copeland's Speech in the Northern Ireland Assembly on the Voluntary Sector
DATE: 2011/10/02::
25
What if there was no voluntary sector? Speakers at Clinks
What if there was no voluntary sector? Speakers at Clinks' AGM 2015 share their thoughts
DATE: 2015/03/06::
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2014 Voluntary Sector Reporting Awards
2014 Voluntary Sector Reporting Awards
DATE: 2014/07/05::
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Videoconferencing & the voluntary sector
Videoconferencing & the voluntary sector
DATE: 2009/03/11::
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VOLUNTARY SECTOR MANAGEMENT (Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela 2015) - DISASTER PREPAREDNESS
VOLUNTARY SECTOR MANAGEMENT (Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela 2015) - DISASTER PREPAREDNESS
DATE: 2015/03/12::
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Don
Don't destroy the Irish Language Voluntary Sector- Sign the Petition
DATE: 2012/02/27::
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Open Source in the Community and Voluntary Sector
Open Source in the Community and Voluntary Sector
DATE: 2006/12/03::
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Voluntary sector champion is awarded an honorary doctorate
Voluntary sector champion is awarded an honorary doctorate
DATE: 2013/11/22::
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Voluntary Sector Roadshow Promo
Voluntary Sector Roadshow Promo
DATE: 2012/09/26::
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Community and Voluntary Sector Make Vital Contribution Says Committee
Community and Voluntary Sector Make Vital Contribution Says Committee
DATE: 2012/01/21::
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Witness seminar: the voluntary sector in 1980s Britain
Witness seminar: the voluntary sector in 1980s Britain
DATE: 2011/02/16::
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How to get a voluntary sector job in tough times (3)
How to get a voluntary sector job in tough times (3)
DATE: 2012/03/09::
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UK Public sector cuts hit the voluntary sector
UK Public sector cuts hit the voluntary sector
DATE: 2011/04/04::
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Voluntary Sector
Voluntary Sector
DATE: 2015/03/04::
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voluntary sector role in commissioning
voluntary sector role in commissioning
DATE: 2012/02/06::
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Internet Marketing for the Voluntary Sector - Part 1
Internet Marketing for the Voluntary Sector - Part 1
DATE: 2012/12/21::
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GC Voluntary Sector: Participants
GC Voluntary Sector: Participants
DATE: 2014/07/17::
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Working with the voluntary sector in CYP IAPT Participation
Working with the voluntary sector in CYP IAPT Participation
DATE: 2013/04/12::
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Thunderbird Online
Thunderbird Online's Certificate in Social & Voluntary Sector Leadership
DATE: 2012/12/10::
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Debate on shared services with Richmond Council and voluntary sector grants
Debate on shared services with Richmond Council and voluntary sector grants
DATE: 2015/03/12::
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How to get a voluntary sector job in tough times (part 1)
How to get a voluntary sector job in tough times (part 1)
DATE: 2012/03/12::
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Canadian Voluntary Sector Portal
Canadian Voluntary Sector Portal
DATE: 2014/06/11::
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Building a theory of the voluntary sector: reflections on past policy and practice
Building a theory of the voluntary sector: reflections on past policy and practice
DATE: 2014/04/24::
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Voluntary Sector Management (Health Sector) PLV 2015
Voluntary Sector Management (Health Sector) PLV 2015
DATE: 2015/03/10::
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Bristol Independent Mayor Candidate George Ferguson Talks About Voluntary sector
Bristol Independent Mayor Candidate George Ferguson Talks About Voluntary sector
DATE: 2012/10/02::
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Richard Caulfield, Voluntary Sector North West signs the NW TUC Charter for Young People
Richard Caulfield, Voluntary Sector North West signs the NW TUC Charter for Young People
DATE: 2012/10/01::
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North Hampshire Integrated Care Teams and the Voluntary Sector
North Hampshire Integrated Care Teams and the Voluntary Sector
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The voluntary sector or community sector (also non-profit sector or "not-for-profit" sector) is the duty of social activity undertaken by organizations that are not for-profit[1] and non-governmental. This sector is also called the third sector,[2] in contrast to the public sector and the private sector. Civic sector or social sector are other terms for the sector, emphasizing its relationship to civil society. Given the diversity of organizations that comprise the sector, Peter Frumkin prefers "non-profit and voluntary sector".[3]

Country-specific[edit]

France[edit]

Discourse on the "third sector" began in the 1970s in France as a result of the crisis in the welfare state.[4]

United Kingdom[edit]

The Cabinet Office of the British government until 2010 had an Office of the Third Sector that defined the "third sector" as "the place between State and (the) private sector."[5] The Conservative/Liberal Democrat Coalition Government renamed the department the Office for Civil Society. The term third sector has now been replaced in Government usage by the term Civil Society or more usually the term Big Society, which was devised by political advisers and which featured prominently in the Conservative Party's 2010 election campaign.

India[edit]

In India this sector is commonly called the "joint sector", and includes the industries run in partnership by the state and Private Sector. In a wider sense the initial investment is made by the state and later the handling is done by the private sector. But here the private sector is responsible to the state when it comes to handling.

Israel[edit]

In Israel this sector is commonly called the "Third Sector", (Hebrew: המגזר השלישי‎) and generally refers to non-profit organizations (NPOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with the line between the two quite fine. These organizations generally fill a gap in the existing government or municipal service provision. Examples include United Hatzalah for emergency medical first response, Yad Sarah for free loan of medical equipment, Yad Eliezer for poverty relief efforts, and Akim for assistance for the mentally handicapped.

Significance to society and the economy[edit]

The presence of a large non-profit sector is sometimes seen as an indicator of a healthy economy in local and national financial measurements.[6] With a growing number of non-profit organizations focused on social services, the environment, education and other unmet needs throughout society, the nonprofit sector is increasingly central to the health and well-being of society.[7] Peter Drucker suggests that the nonprofit sector provides an excellent outlet for a variety of society's labor and skills.[8]

In 1976, Daniel Bell predicted that the third sector would become the predominant sector in society, as the knowledge class overcame the effects of the private sector.[9] This presently holds true in a number of European countries. According to a recent study by Johns Hopkins University, the Netherlands has the largest third sector of 20 countries across Europe.[10] In Ireland the non-profit sector accounts for 8.8% of GDP.[11] In Sweden, the nonprofit sector is attributed with fostering a nationwide social change towards progressive economic, social and cultural policies,[12] while in Italy the third sector is increasingly viewed as a primary employment source for the entire country.[13]

In the United States, approximately 10% of GDP is attributable to the third sector. Donating to private religious organizations remains the most popular American cause, and all religious organizations are entirely privately funded because the government is limited from establishing or prohibiting a religion under the First Amendment.[14]

Sub-sectors[edit]

Although the voluntary, community and not-for-personal-profit sectors are frequently taken to compose the "Third Sector" each of these sectors or sub-sectors have quite different characteristics. The community sector is assumed to comprise volunteers (unpaid) while the voluntary sector are considered (confusingly) to employ staff working for a social or community purpose.[15] In addition however, the not-for-personal-profit sector is also considered to include social firms (such as cooperatives and mutuals) and more recently governmental institutions (such as Housing Associations) that have been spun off from government, although still operating fundamentally as public service delivery organisations. These other types of institutions may be considered to be quasi-private or quasi-public sector rather than stemming from direct community benefit motivations.

Concerns[edit]

There have been long-ranging arguments regarding the financial accountability of the nonprofit sector throughout Western society.[16] There is also ongoing concern whether the nonprofit sector will unequally draw retiring workers from the private sector as the currently large Baby Boomers age.[17] Development of the third sector, it is argued, is linked to restructuring of the welfare state and further globalization of that process through neo-liberal strategies of the Washington consensus.[18]

In a 2013 New York Times op-ed and radio podcast, The Charitable-Industrial Complex, Peter Buffett uses the terms "philanthopic colonialism" and "conscience laundering," and describes his insights into "searching for answers with their right hand to problems that others in the room have created with their left" rather than systemic change.[19][20]

See also[edit]

Examples:

References[edit]

  1. ^ PotÀuček, M. (1999) Not Only the Market: The Role of the Market, Government, and the Civic Sector. Central European University Press. p. 34.
  2. ^ See for example: Evers, Adalbert; Laville, Jean-Louis, eds. (2004). The Third Sector in Europe. Globalization and welfare. Edward Elgar Publishing. ISBN 9781843769774. Retrieved 2014-08-05. 
  3. ^ Frumkin, Peter (2005). On being nonprofit : A conceptual and policy primer (1 ed.). Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. ISBN 0-674-01835-4. 
  4. ^ Zaleski, Pawel (2008). "Tocqueville on Civilian Society. A Romantic Vision of the Dichotomic Structure of Social Reality". Archiv für Begriffsgeschichte (Felix Meiner Verlag) 50 (w4jjj njw5k). 
  5. ^ UK definition of third sector
  6. ^ Verdier, D. (2002) Moving Money: Banking and Finance in the Industrialized World. Cambridge University Press. p. 145.
  7. ^ (2007) "Laban: Volunteering Canterbury - 2007 Awards", June 20, 2007. Retrieved June 26, 2007.
  8. ^ (2007) "Drucker Wisdom: Leadership and the CEO." The Blake Project. June 26, 2007. Retrieved June 26, 2007.
  9. ^ Bell, D. (1976) The Coming of Post-Industrial Society: a venture in social forecasting. Basic Books. p. 147.
  10. ^ Evers, A. and Laville, J. (2004) The Third Sector in Europe. Edward Elgar Publishing. p. 150.
  11. ^ Building a caring civil society in Ireland: http://www.2into3.com
  12. ^ Muffels, J. (2001) Solidarity in Health and Social Care in Europe. Springer. p. 90.
  13. ^ Antonelli, G. and De Liso, N. (2004) European Economic Integration and Italian Labour Policies. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. p. 228.
  14. ^ Christopher Eaton Gunn Third-sector Development: Making Up for the Market (Cornell University Press, 2004) 0801488818, 9780801488818 Partially Accessible Copy on Google Books (accessed July 6, 2009 on Google Book Search)
  15. ^ Volresource
  16. ^ Gettler, L. (2007) "Non-profits can be more accountable," The Age. 5/31/07. Retrieved 6/25/07.
  17. ^ The Conference Board. (2007) "Non-Profit Firms Face Many Challenges and Some Opportunities With Advent of Retirement of Baby-Boom Generation." Earth Times. 5/31/07. Retrieved 6/25/07.
  18. ^ Pawel Zaleski Global Non-governmental Administrative System: Geosociology of the Third Sector, [in:] Gawin, Dariusz & Glinski, Piotr [ed.]: "Civil Society in the Making", IFiS Publishers, Warszawa 2006
  19. ^ Buffett, Peter (2013-07-26). "The Charitable-Industrial Complex". The New York Times. Retrieved 2014-01-03. 
  20. ^ Matt Miller (Director) (2013-11-06). "The Charitable Industrial Complex - Peter Buffett". KCRW 89.9 FM. http://www.kcrw.com/news/programs/in/in131106the_charitable_indus. Retrieved 2014-01-03. 
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