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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.

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In our latest article, guest writer Morven MacLean has some advice for Volunteer Engagement Professionals who may be looking for career development opportunities in people / organisational development.

“We know that talented people don’t work in our sector for the money. Connecting people with impact and building connection with the cause is what volunteering professionals do daily. This is as important for paid staff as it is for volunteers, especially in the charity sector where money is not generally the primary motivation.”

Read the article here

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

‘Advancing the Profession’ podcast

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 episodes are available now for free via:

Important updates

Better Impact Certified Consultants

We are proud to announce that we have been included in the first round of 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.

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’

During May and June 2020 we published a series of articles on our blog that were loosely themed around helping leaders of volunteer engagement deal with the impact of funding cuts in their organisations. We explored the important role of Volunteer Managers, the thorny issue of job substitution, how to redesign work for volunteers when staff roles are being cut or reassigned, and engaging with unions.

These articles were collated into one handy resource - a free eBook called “Cuts and Change. The goal is to help leaders of volunteer engagement to: 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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