An exclusive reader survey on the state of the voluntary sector and a richly illustrated six-page article on charities in the First World War are among the features of the first monthly edition of Third Sector that will be published on 27 June.
It will also contain a searching interview with the chief executive of the British Heart Foundation, Simon Gillespie; new opinion columns by Matthew Sherrington and Caroline Fiennes; and a wider range of good practice pages, including sections on social enterprise and small charities.
The new magazine, devised after extensive reader research, is an evolution of the weekly version of Third Sector, which first appeared in 1993 and is published for the last time today, after 801 editions.
Third Sector’s commitment to serving readers with high-quality journalism remains unchanged. The 80-page monthly will contain a wider range of in-depth articles, interviews and analyses. Other new features include Miscellany – a collection of entertaining articles by different contributors – a four-page careers section and an agony column by the sector veteran Peter Cardy, former chief executive of Macmillan Cancer Support. Debra Allcock Tyler will continue her popular monthly column.
The new magazine will also be published as an iPad edition, and readers who want a more frequent update of news and comment are being catered for in a new weekly iPad edition of Third Sector that will also be available as an email.
Thirdsector.co.uk, including the user-friendly mobile version, is also being redesigned and updated, and daily and weekly email bulletins will continue to be available.
Readers who subscribe to the new Third Sector before the end of June are eligible for a special low price of £69 for the full package, consisting of the print edition, the weekly and monthly iPad editions, and full access to the website. This is a 30 per cent reduction on the normal annual subscription of £99. To register for a subscription, please contact Asha.firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 020 8267 4788.