In a move to communicate its core belief in the positive effects of investing in people, Skills Third Sector is rebranding to Skills Effect. The new name reflects the organisation’s new focus on developing innovative, sector-specific products and services that will make skills and training more accessible and relevant to the growing 163,000 charities and nonprofits in the UK.
Chair, Jane Slowey, said: “Many organisations in our sector are having to do more for less. At a time when funding is diminishing, it is vital that civil society organisations make the most of the people they have – whether they are paid employees, volunteers or trustees.
“We see this rebrand as an opportunity to make it even clearer that investing in people, our sector’s greatest assets, is the single most important thing organisations can do. Over the coming months and years, Skills Effect will be creating new products and solutions that help organisations do just that and offer real value to them.”
The first of the solutions produced by Skills Effect is the soon to be fully launched Skills Platform, designed and built by collaborating with organisations and individuals in the sector. The Skills Platform is an interactive online skills marketplace for charities and social enterprises to find the training and tools they need to develop their workforce.
As part of the organisational rebrand, a new website for Skills Effect has gone live which will enable the sector’s 804,000 employees and 13 million volunteers to easily access the information and support as and when they need it.
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