The five minute policy manager – January 2015

Reviews of the Lobbying Act and the Charity Commission, VISA costs, NAVCA’s latest report, a social investment guide and the future of financial auditing. Continue reading

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Making Open Data work for the voluntary sector

An update on the work of the Open Data User Group and the National Information Infrastructure. Continue reading

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Harnessing disabled people’s ability to volunteer

Disabled people are much less likely to volunteer, which is bad for everyone - we can, and should, take steps to improve the situation. Continue reading

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NAO Follow-up on the Charity Commission: read beyond the headlines

summary and analysis of NAO follow up review of the Charity Commission Continue reading

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The perils of ignoring infrastructure

It’s time for a frank conversation about the future of infrastructure. What do you think? Continue reading

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NCVO public services round-up January 2015

Get help with bidding for public service contracts Public Services Advisory Group and find out what you need to know about social value. Continue reading

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Bridging the gaps in employer sponsored volunteering

Employer sponsored volunteering has brought a new resource into the sector, but we still don’t know that much about its impact. Continue reading

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How does volunteering link to paid work?

Embracing an outcome-based vision of volunteering runs the risk of ignoring a significant section of society. Continue reading

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Giving health service volunteers the recognition they deserve

It is timely to pay tribute to the people who contribute their time, skills and compassion to the NHS, and think about how their impact could be maximised. Continue reading

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Youth, tech and charities

We want organisations to embrace social platforms, and to develop a well-connected global civil society – it seems obvious that these two ideas go hand in hand. Continue reading

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