Civil Exchange undertakes independent cross sector research, policy development, capacity building and awareness-raising and promotes the exchange of ideas and expertise. For example:
- Civil Exchange published the Big Society Audit 2012in May 2012, which was funded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and the UK Branch of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
- In 2011, Civil Exchange published Civil Dialogue, a collection of essays by 21 leaders in the voluntary sector and elsewhere, which identifies ways in which government and the voluntary sector can work better together.
Civil Exchange also provides services tailored to the specific needs of different organisations, including research and policy development, secretariat support, cross-sectoral awareness raising and staff development activities. For example:
- Civil Exchange is providing support to the new Panel on the Independence of the Voluntary Sector established by the Baring Foundation;
- Civil Exchange is advising the Early Action Task Force led by David Robinson at Community Links. Take a look at its latest report, The Deciding Time, published in November 2012.