Autumn Statement 2014: Help the sector to make a bigger difference

On the 3rd December the Chancellor will deliver the last Autumn Statement before the election. What could he do to support the voluntary sector? Continue reading

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Our review of the Charity Commission’s governance

Sir Stuart explains NCVO’s plan to conduct a review of the Charity Commission’s governance structure and its board appointments process. Continue reading

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A chair’s compass – to help you find your way

Five fatal flaws that appear to recur in boards, and you can navigate your way around them. Continue reading

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If everything seems under control, could it just be that you’re just not going fast enough?

The world in which the Third Sector is operating is changing so fast, it can feel a little out of control. How can organisations stay on track? Continue reading

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Is formal volunteering finished?

Volunteering needs to take the best of social action in terms of its immediacy and choice without abandoning the things it does well. Continue reading

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Risky Business: A fresh approach for growth

Four different strategies an organisation can adopt to break through into a new phase of growth. Continue reading

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Opening the floodgates? Volunteers’ contribution to flood resilience

The contribution of volunteers in preparing for and responding to flooding is going to grow. Does managing the risk to volunteers have to be complex? Continue reading

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Social Innovation and Social Investment: A View from Europe

The European Economic and Social Committee held a conference on social investment and social innovation, this blog post rounds up those discussions and their relevance for the UK. Continue reading

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Let’s try again – another chance to open up public services

Later this year the Government will introduce a set of reforms that have the potential to open up public services to more charities. However, how they are implemented will determine their effectiveness. Continue reading

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Answering the top-five questions about volunteering in England

How to navigate to the best, most accessible data on volunteering. Continue reading

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