Making the case for volunteer internships

How responsible volunteer internships can be done right, and what to look out for. Includes links to new resources from NCVO. Continue reading

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Grants, lobbying and voluntary organisations

Was Eric Pickles statement to Parliament banning grant recipients from engaging in influencing right? This post discusses the rights and wrongs for charities and government and is a response too to the IEA Sock Puppets report. Continue reading

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Celebrating student volunteering in every form, every day!

Student Volunteering Week may be over, but celebrating student volunteers in all their diverse roles is for all year round. Continue reading

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Let’s not bother fundraising at all: the rather surprising closing message from the NCVO Funding Conference 2015

Thoughts from NCVO's Funding Conference 2015 Continue reading

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The five minute policy manager – February 2015

our February 2015 summary of policy and legal developments relevant to the charity and voluntary sector Continue reading

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Local campaigning – making it work

Fresh from a training day run jointly with NCVO, Roz Kelly, Policy and Communications Officer at Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service, offers her insights. Continue reading

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Recruiting and retaining student volunteers: Five top tips

How to shape opportunities, describe roles, engage a diverse range of student volunteers and offer them the support that they need. Continue reading

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The report of the joint committee on the draft protection of charities bill – what you need to know

summary of the recommendations by the Joint Committee on the draft Protection of Charities Bill, and NCVO's position Continue reading

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Acting on social value

Dan Gregory, Director of the Social Economy Alliance discusses Lord Young's review of the Social Value Act. Continue reading

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NCVO public services news round-up February 2015

The latest on the government's Social Value Act review, EU procurement directives, bid training and more. Continue reading

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