The Edinburgh Compact Voice Survey 2019 is now open for responses.
The survey gathers data from organisations in the third sector in Edinburgh providing a collective picture of the state of the city’s charity and voluntary organisations.
To make sure this picture is accurate, it’s important that voices from all sizes of organisations in Edinburgh, whether or not it has paid staff.
Jan-Bert van den Berg, Chair of Edinburgh Compact, said: “A strong collective voice for the third sector depends on us being able to clearly illustrate the scope, scale and impact of what we do.
“I urge organisations to contribute, so that we have the information that allows us to continue to push for greater involvement of communities and third sector organisations in shaping the services of the future.”
Data from the survey is compiled and produced as a report, which provides a useful tool for both the public and voluntary sectors. The Edinburgh Compact Voice Report offers readers the chance to look at the makeup of the sector in Edinburgh, highlight what economic and social value it brings to the City, how it contributes to the city priorities and how partnership working is viewed.
Now in its fifth year, this year’s survey will look back to the start when Edinburgh’s third sector said it wanted more recognition from public sector partners and greater collaboration and ask – has this happened or not?