The 84-page first edition of the new monthly Third Sector magazine is published today, with longer analyses and interviews, new commentators and expert columnists, and extra good practice sections on social enterprise and local action.
The launch of the magazine coincides with a redesign of the website thirdsector.co.uk, which went live yesterday. An iPad editions of the monthly is also available.
A new weekly iPad edition has also been launched to cater for readers who prefer a more frequent update of news, comment and good practice. It will also be available as an email.
Daily email news bulletins and specialist weekly bulletins on fundraising, finance, governance and management will continue as usual.
The changes come after research among Third Sector readers that uncovered growing use of smartphones and tablet devices and increasing interest in a monthly rather than weekly print magazine. "We believe the needs of readers will be better met by the new formats," said Stephen Cook, the editor of Third Sector.
"Third Sector remains the only UK brand that covers the concerns of charities and voluntary organisations across the board: fundraising, finance, governance, management, communications, social enterprise and local action."
Current print-only and premium (print and online) subscribers who have already registered on thirdsector.co.uk will be able to access all parts of the website and the apps by using their registration email address and password; those who have not registered will need to do so to access the apps and website.
Online-only subscribers will be able to access the apps by using the email address and password registered with thirdsector.co.uk.
To download the apps, open this link on your iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/third-sector/id885830973?mt=8.
The first monthly and the first four weekly issues are free of charge to all readers. After that, Third Sector subscribers will be able to sign in to download issues using their ThirdSector.co.uk website login details.
Subscribers will also receive the weekly issues by email. If you are a subscriber and do not receive this, contact customer services on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 8267 8121.
Non-subscribers can purchase single issues or three and six-month subscriptions through their iTunes account. For information about subscribing, go to http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/subscribe.