Third Sector (magazine)

Third Sector is a British publication that covers the management of the voluntary and not-for-profit sector. It is run by the Haymarket Group, currently publishing a bi-monthly magazine, alongside a website and also organising events.

History and profileEdit

It launched in 2002, going head-to-head with another new title, Charity Week.[1]

The magazine was given a new look in 2009, following an exercise to take account of reader feedback.[2] In 2011, the magazine had a circulation of almost 11,500 per issue.[3] By 2014 the print circulation had dropped to just over 6,200 per issue.[4]

In 2015 the magazine launched an event called "Fundraising Week". The following year this was a 3-day event held in London and incorporated an award ceremony.[5]

Third Sector AwardsEdit

Third Sector Awards is an annual awards scheme to recognize innovation and outstanding achievement in communications and marketing, fundraising, finance, management, governance and working with other sectors.[6] At first it was voted for by members;[7] As of 2015 there is a panel of judges[8] of submitted entries and it is managed by Haymarket Events and sponsored by Markel Corporation.[9] As of 2018 there is an Australian edition.[10] In 2020 the Third Sector Digital Awards were launched[11], which included a nomination for Clap for Our Carers in the category of 'Best Online Awareness Campaign'[12].


  1. ^ "Magazine sector is braced for battle of charity titles". Press Gazette. 27 February 2002. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  2. ^ Evelegh, James (12 June 2009). "Reader feedback informs Third Sector redesign". InPublishing. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Business Magazines: Circulation Certificate July 2010 to June 2011" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulations (UK). June 2011. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Business Magazines: Circulation Certificate July 2013 to June 2014" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulations (UK). June 2014. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Fundraising Week: 19th - 21st April" (Press release). Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations. 30 March 2016. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  6. ^ "About Third Sector". Third Sector. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  7. ^ Donovan, Tristan (5 March 2010). "Last chance to vote in Britain's Most Admired Charities". Third Sector. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Third Sector Awards". Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  9. ^ "FAQs - Third Sector Awards Categories". Third Sector Awards. Haymarket Events. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  10. ^ "About the Third Sector Awards". Third Sector Awards Australia. 2018. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
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