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We are Rob Jackson Consulting Ltd and we are passionate about engaging and inspiring people to bring about change.

We provide consultancy, training, speaking, writing and mentoring services in strategic volunteer engagement and volunteer management.

Throughout this site you will find more detailed information on who we are and how we can help you, along with quotes from our customers and resources we hope you’ll find useful.

Please visit the contact us page if you'd like to get in touch and engage with us online via a variety of social network tools.

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In the latest article on our blog, Rob reflects on his thirty years working in volunteer engagement.

“I want to encourage you to be confident. Stand up for volunteering. Speak out when people ignore volunteers and misunderstand your role. Look for teachable moments to help others understand volunteering.”

Read the article here

You can always read more of Rob's writing on our blog, published on Wordpress.

‘Advancing the Profession’ podcast

All three seasons available now - for free!

Our podcast is all about advanced volunteer engagement practice. Going beyond the basics of working with volunteers, we explore a range of issues designed to help deepen and strengthen your practice as a professional leader of volunteer engagement.

All of season three is available now, as well as  all the episodes from season one and two are also available now for free via:

Better Impact Certified Consultants

We are proud to be accredited Better Impact Certified Consultants. 

Certified Consultants are a great resource in a variety of scenarios. They are are all independent consultants operating their own businesses, and there is no direct commercial relationship between them and Better Impact.

If you need support setting up your Better Impact account, Certified Consultants can help.

If you  are reviewing your volunteer engagement work and want to have that happen side by side with your Volunteer Impact software then Certified Consultants can help.

Right now Rob Jackson Consulting Ltd is the only UK based Better Impact Certified Consultant so please get in touch if you’d like to discuss how we can help.

You can find out more about Better Impact Certified Consultants here.

Lobbying for the strategic importance and value of volunteer engagement 

In 2020, as Covid ravaged our communities and our sector, we were are proud to be a signatory to “An Open Letter to Senior Managers & Boards of Volunteer Involving & Deploying Organisations in all Sectors”.

For the first time ever, some of the UK’s leading volunteer management professional associations and national volunteering infrastructure bodies worked together to call on senior managers and boards to ensure continued investment in volunteer engagement. 

This letter was then updated and revised for 2021, reflecting the changed context in which we are now operating. It’s still relevant today!

The signatories of this revised open letter continue to call on key decision makers to consider the strategic value of volunteering. It is hoped that the letter will be a valuable resource for Volunteer Managers to advocate for the importance of volunteer engagement as we move ever closer to a post-pandemic world.

Anyone is welcome to download the letter and share it with colleagues, funders and whoever needs to see it. We’d also love to hear if and how it helps.

Free eBook - ‘Cuts and Change’

The goal of this free resource is to: help leaders of volunteer engagement think about their roles in the context of changes brought about by the pandemic; reflect on how you are more important than ever to their organisations; and consider some of the complexities of deploying a different mix of paid staff and volunteers to meet organisational goals.

Cuts and Change is available to anyone and can be shared widely with networks, peer groups and colleagues.  Get your copy here.

Rob Jackson Consulting Ltd

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Registered Office: 9 Commerce Road, Lynchwood, Peterborough PE2 6LR