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Be part of Civil Society Voices

Do you have something you’d like to get of your chest, share with the rest of the charity sector or a discussion you’d like to start?

Civil Society Voices is the place for informed opinion, and debate about the big issues affecting charities and social enterprises today. You’ll also find bitesize advice pieces and articles highlighting some of the best of examples of how charities are making the world a better place. 

We’re always keen to hear from anyone, working or volunteering at a charity, who has something to say. Get in touch on [email protected]

There’s no need to send a finished article (most of the time it’s better to check we’re keen to run it first) or polished pitch, just a couple of lines explaining what you’d like to say and why. But here are some general pointers about our audience and what we find works.

  • Our audience is mainly people involved with charities - so try to think of what would help them to do their jobs better and avoid dwelling too much on how wonderful your charity is (they probably know that already).
  • There’s no fixed rigid word limit for online pieces but it can be harder to keep readers’ attention online if it becomes too long – an article of between 700 and 900 usually works well.
  • Keep it simple and try to avoid language that is too technical or jargony so that the piece can be understood by the widest possible audience.