Drivers

NCVO Third Sector Foresight identifies and summarises the key strategic drivers that could influence the UK voluntary sector. Our full catalogue has over 100 drivers and here is a small selection:

Specialist sectors

Between 2008 and 2011 we worked with a range of partners from specialist sectors to make notes on drivers affecting the future of their sector and produce new ones. These notes and drivers are produced by a specialist editor from a specialist sector organisation seconded to NCVO Foresight.

Hospices

Drivers shaping the future of hospices and end of life care

Older People

Drivers shaping the future of services and support for older people

Students' Unions

Drivers shaping the future of Students' Unions

Membership

Drivers shaping the future of membership

Mental Health

Drivers shaping the future of mental health services

BME Third Sector

Drivers shaping the future of the BME third sector

Disabled People

Drivers shaping the future of disabled people

Youth Organisations

Drivers shaping the future of youth organisations

Sports Organisations

Drivers shaping the future of sports organisations

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Feeling overwhelmed?

As you can see, there are many drivers that are shaping the future of voluntary and community organisations. The good news is that you can put most of them to one side in your own strategic planning.

Read our introduction to strategic analysis and find out how to sort and prioritise drivers. The guide takes you through the five stages of strategic analysis and there are templates to download to help you organise your thoughts.

An introduction to strategic analysis