July 2019: Annual Gathering of the Better Way network to be held in London on 9 and 10 July.
July 2018: Civil Exchange publishes Insights for A Better Way: improving services and building strong communities edited by Caroline Slocock for the Better Way network.
April 2017: Civil Exchange publishes A Shared Society? The independence of the voluntary sector in 2017. The news release is here.
September 2016: Civil Exchange launches a new initiative, A Better Way, a network of social activists in civil society and beyond who want to improve services and build stronger communities.
March 2016: Civil Exchange publishes new report on the independence of the voluntary sector, Independence in Question: the voluntary sector in 2016.
October 2015: Civil Exchange to publish two further annual assessments of the relationship of the state and the voluntary sector in 2016 and 2017. If you have evidence, please get in touch. Press release here.
February 2015: Civil Exchange publishes An Independent Mission: the future of the voluntary sector in 2015, the final report of the Panel on the Independence of the Voluntary Sector.
February 2015: Civil Exchange is joining others in calling for action for the common good.
October 2014: Civil Exchange launches the Making Good debate in advance of the publication of a collection of essays by voluntary sector leaders on 10 November. The first essay, by Nicholas Deakin, is published today in Civil Society. For more information about the debate and how to join in, look here.
December 2013: Big Society Audit in the news. Here’s a selection of the coverage and reactions: Patrick Butler in the Guardian; Caroline Slocock, blogging in the Guardian; Third Sector; Charity Times and Civil Society, Ekklesia, Public Sector Executive and LocalGov.
January 2013: The Baring Foundation, Civil Exchange and DHA publish Independence under Threat: the Voluntary Sector in 2013, the second annual assessment by the Panel on the Independence of the Voluntary Sector.
November 2012: The Early Action Task Force publishes its second report, The Deciding Time: prevent now or pay tomorrow, to which Caroline Slocock contributed as an adviser.
November 2011: New Audit of the Big Society announced by Civil Exchange. To find out more, click here.
September 2011: Nick Hurd, Minister for Civil Society, is meeting voluntary sector groups to talk about the riots, including Civil Exchange. To read Caroline Slocock’s views, click here.
July 2011: Civil Dialogue: ideas for better working between government and civil society published today. To read the press release click here. To find out more and upload individual articles, click here. Click on the image below to download Civil Dialogue. To read a comment piece, click here.
July 2011: The Panel on the Independence of the Voluntary Sector produced its first consultation report, Voluntary Sector Independence, published by Civil Exchange and the Baring Foundation. To read the press release, click here. To upload the PDF, click on the image below.