The governance of small voluntary organisations

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1 January 2008
Volunteering, Employment, Community Development and Regeneration
Social welfare
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The governance of VCOs of all sizes has been the subject of heightened interest on the part of policy makers and academics, as well as within the VCS itself, as the sector has taken on an increasing role in the delivery of public services. The current economic, social and political climate has placed greater demands on VCOs of all types, including pressures to work in partnership or to merge, and both to collaborate and to compete in order to secure funding. At the same time, VCOs have become the subject of greater scrutiny, and have needed to devote more effort to dealing with the regulatory and monitoring requirements of funders and other statutory bodies.

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