Charities have a fundamental role in the welfare debate

Community Links on the effect of welfare reform, and what charities can do about it - both on the front line and in their policy work. Continue reading

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A trend is a trend is a trend… until it bends

Our quarterly Charity Forecast polls present a snapshot of NCVO members’ confidence - confidence may be beginning to return to parts of the sector.... Continue reading

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Too close to call?

A look at the close polls ahead of the General Election, with findings from the latest Charities Forecast on what election result the voluntary sector expects. Continue reading

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The Lobbying Act: Deciding whether to register

Do you need to register with the Electoral Commission under the new Lobbying Act? Could you evidence a decision not to register? Continue reading

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Top tips on commissioning for social value

What charities, local government and national government can do buck the trend of pursuing short-term savings at the expense of social value. Continue reading

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Almanac data is a wake up call to government

Though today’s figures may not be surprising, but they are a wake-up call for anyone interested in a healthy voluntary sector and open public services. Continue reading

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Stronger voluntary organisations

How we’ll support the voluntary sector: influencing on its behalf, connecting organisations that can help each other and leading on the issues which affect us all. Continue reading

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Repealing the lobbying act isn’t as simple as it sounds

NCVO's views about what needs to be done if Labour repeals the Lobbying Act Continue reading

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The Almanac – the five things you need to know

Today sees the launch of the 2014 edition of NCVO's Almanac. Here's the five things you need to know from this new edition. Continue reading

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Four top tips for developing your organisation’s strategy

It’s been a massive project and now that we've launched our new five-year strategy, it feels like a good time to think about what I've learned. Continue reading

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