Hoping for the Best and Planning for the Worst

This article has been written jointly by Birmingham Hospices and BVSC’s PHB End of Life project. Sharon Hudson at St Mary’s Hospice is the lead for the piece, supported by Elizabeth Hancocks Deputy Director...

Another busy year for BVSC’s Team Challenge

2019 has been another busy year for BVSC’s Team Challenge programme. Between May and November we have facilitated eight challenges across the city, and the work of our wonderful corporate volunteers has made a...

BVSC accredited as Real Living Wage Employer

BVSC has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at BVSC receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.30. This rate is significantly higher than the government...

Starting a conversation about food in Birmingham

Birmingham is working hard to become a city where all citizens can thrive and achieve their potential, and creating a healthy, affordable and sustainable food environment across the city is key to this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dlup5Ta7ajA&feature=youtu.be When we...

Think you can’t afford to build a strong brand?

Well now’s the time to think again! It’s the age-old conundrum – not-for-profits need a strong, compelling brand to help them stand out and raise the funds they need but spending money on developing that...

The Stonewall Generation

With BVSC about to launch the search for a provider to deliver the final project in the LGBT strand of the Ageing Better in Birmingham programme, we look at some of the issues affecting...

Birmingham mum self-publishes debut book as a lasting legacy for her daughter

Sharron Zarelli recently self-published her first children’s book, Gina Goes on Holiday, as a lasting legacy for her daughter who passed away in March 2005.

Join in Birmingham’s Big Green Conversation

This year Birmingham residents will have a unique opportunity to share their vision for the city and how planning decisions are made. The Greener Birmingham Coalition, as part of the Year of Green Action designated...

Preparing for parenthood with ‘approachable’ support

Becoming a parent can be challenging, but Approachable Parenting offers a safe environment, where parents can access practical support to help them overcome their daily challenges to become confident in their parenting responsibilities.

Interviews and the importance of feedback – for everyone!

By Fidelis Navas: Founder and MD, Gamma Talent: Responsible Recruitment for the Third Sector www.gammatalent.com I am a member of a Facebook group for fundraisers. It’s professionally fascinating, and helpful – social media at its finest...