A sector by any other name(s) would smell as sweet…or sweeter, perhaps

  • Does it matter?
  • Is it time to have a better name or label?
  • Should we see ourselves as everything that’s not the private, public or education sector, or do we need to break up?
  • Voluntary sector
  • Third sector
  • Not-for-profit sector
  • Social sector
  • Civil society
  • Charity sector
  • VCSE (which incorporates social enterprises; the ‘SE’ bit)
  • Community sector
Testing people’s preferences on Twitter for what they call the sector
  1. Squeezing people out



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Tom French

Tom French


Data, insight and questioning strategies for social purpose through open working | Founded Sheffield Data for Good + Data for Action | Musician