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Success Factors for Voluntary Sector Projects - Research Report

Following the Sharing Our Strength Conference last year Worcestershire Voices commissioned research into the key success factors for voluntary and community sector projects in Worcestershire.

The research found that for a voluntary and community sector project to be a success the critical factors are:
  • passion and determination and energy of group/individuals
  • adequately resourced (money, people, time). Both to setup initially, to establish and then to continue operating.
  • flexible and adaptable approach to changing need and circumstances
  • evidence of impact on beneficiaries to drive financial sustainability and marketing
  • meeting a local need
  • utilising the right skills: volunteers, employees or paid-for services
  • working well with others (trustees, funders, partners, volunteers, beneficiaries, networks)
  • governance and compliance (insurances, safety, managing risk)

In the coming months we will be working with partners to disseminate these findings in different localities or with different types of organisations; to promote good practice and encourage replication to meet local need.

The full report is available here.


 

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