Rob Jackson Consulting Ltd

Registered in England and Wales, No. 7561086

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

Hello and welcome

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

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

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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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Latest news

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From our blog

In our latest blog post, Rob asks five questions of Starbucks as they pilot a new Corporate Social Responsibility initiative in the USA where the company’s staff will be encouraged to spend up to twenty hours a week working for local non-profits.

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"I can see many non-profits stampeding to avail themselves of 20 hours a week of ‘free labour’ They would prefer these ‘service fellows’ to those annoying regular volunteers who: sometimes don’t turn up; gripe if their expenses don’t get paid; moan when nobody thanks them for coming; and are a huge risk because they don’t get paid and so can’t be trusted or relied upon.”

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

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From our monthly article for Third Sector magazine

In this month’s article, Rob tears apart the UK government’s new civil society strategy for its abject failure to take volunteering seriously.

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"I was especially dismayed to see that volunteer management isn’t mentioned once! Throughout the whole document there is no recognition of the need for effective leadership to engage volunteers. Perhaps ministers think all that volunteering happens by magic!"

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New training available - Understanding and effecting real change for success in volunteer involvement

This autumn we are going out on the road with a new, one-day training course, "Understanding and effecting real change for success in volunteer involvement". 

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The training will enable those attending to:

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  • Understand key social trends impacting on volunteering
  • Explore what can be done to respond to these
  • Reflect on the changes that might be needed in their organisations
  • Examine the importance of a clear purpose for involving volunteers across their organisation
  • Clarify the change they want to see in their organisation and develop an action plan to realise that change
  • Consider how their personal practice can influence change to create a more positive volunteering culture

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The training will be delivered with local partners in London, Cumbria and Wales. Sessions will run from 930am to 430pm. Dates are listed below along with booking information.

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In addition to the training, all participants will have access to:

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  • A free online copy of the second edition of the Turn Your Organisation Into a Volunteer Magnet eBook.
  • A discount on subscriptions to e-volunteerism.com, the international online journal of volunteer leadership and management
  • A 20% on-the-day-only discount on the sale price for Rob Jackson and Susan J Ellis’ book, “From The Top Down - UK Edition”

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We hope to see you there!