28 May 2009

2009 Post Conference Report now available!

The report from the 14th annual conference is now available. A version for INSP members, complete with workshop notes and AGM minutes, will be emailed directly.

Click here to dowload the report.

20 May 2009

INSP has a Glasgow-based internship available

Individual Giving Fundraising Intern (3-4 month Internship)


Helen Harvey, Fundraising Officer


To help to develop INSP's ‘Individual Giving' programme, specifically in relation to developing an international street paper subscription programme and ‘vendor sponsorship' scheme. As INSP carries out highly specialised work with a very small staff team, this position requires a highly motivated individual who has skills and abilities related to detail-oriented, day-to-day organisation, as well as proactive and creative fundraising drive and innovation.


INSP supports street paper projects worldwide to create employment for homeless people. The network connects over 100 street papers in some 40 countries and supports new projects in the developing world. Through the network, street paper members receive advice, training, consultancy and access to funding and benefit from sharing resources, experience and mentoring.

  • Conduct detailed research on potential markets for INSP's "Sponsor-a-Vendor" and "Street Paper Subscriptions" programmes
  • Contact INSP street paper members to gauge interest in both programmes
  • Work with INSP design volunteer to help to design adverts and sponsorship packs
  • Work towards presentation of the development of INSP's Individual Giving programme for board meeting in Autumn 2009
  • Manage own ongoing administration and organisational maintenance, as needed
  • Any other tasks deemed appropriate by the Director

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to work well independently
  • Some marketing/ fundraising experience preferred
  • An interest in homelessness, international development and/or independent media desirable


2-4 days per week, depending on availability for a 3-4 month period.


Floor 3, Centrum Building
38 Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3DX
Telephone: 0141 225 8037 / Email: info@street-papers.org

This is an unpaid internship. A small stipend may be offered.

Apply by email to info@street-papers.org

Closing date: Friday 29th May. Interviews: week of Monday 1st June.

19 May 2009

INSP Conference 2009

From 12th - 16th May 2009, INSP brought together 94 delegates from 29 countries for its 14th Annual Conference and networking event. The conference was hosted in Bergen, on the west coast of Norway, in close partnership with local street paper Megafon. This was one of INSP's most exciting and inspiring conferences yet! A full conference report will be available here next week and various photographs and films are currently being compiled.

6 May 2009

INSP's 2008 Annual Report is here!

INSP's 2008 Annual Report is now available. This official report outlines INSP's objectives and activities throughout the 2008 calendar year.

Click here to dowload the PDF.