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Skills – Third Sector changes its name to Skills Effec

The rebranded charity will also launch an online 'skills marketplace' to help charities and social enterprises looking for specific support

The workforce development charity Skills – Third Sector has changed it name to Skills Effect.

The charity said the new name, which will be used from today, aimed to reflect the organisation’s new focus on developing sector-specific products and services that will make skills and training more accessible and relevant to charities and not-for-profit organisations.  

Jane Slowey, chair of Skills Effect, which was set up in 2008, 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 initiative soon to be launched by the rebranded charity is Skills Platform, an online "skills marketplace" that aims to help charities and social enterprises looking for specific skills support to link with those who can help. 

A spokeswoman for Skills Effect said the charity was unable to disclose the cost of the rebrand but said that it had been undertaken in a "cost-effective way".

This article was taken from Third Sector – http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/Communications/article/1221363/