Governance round-up: August 2016

The Winifred Tumim Prize, support for chairs, the latest from the Charity Commission, training and more Continue reading

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Why the hell would I volunteer? How working on a campaign gave me the ‘bug’

Ahead of his keynote speech at NCVO's Campaigning Conference, Johnny Mercer MP recalls how he discovered the power of volunteering while on the campaign trail. Continue reading

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What do select committee changes mean for charities?

A new government means changes to select committees - what can charities do to influence them? Continue reading

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Volunteering round-up: August 2016

We take a closer look at new research about volunteering & wellbeing; ask how volunteering can help with social cohesion; and share new training opportunities. Continue reading

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Beyond ‘egos and logos’: Building an effective campaign coalition after Brexit

Why a coalition may benefit you and where you can find guidance on making it work Continue reading

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Five thoughts on the voluntary sector delivering public services

James Rees from the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership discusses key points from his recently published book Continue reading

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Are good charity chairs born or made?

Rosalind Oakley from the Association of Chairs explains what recent research tells us about support and development for chairs of trustee boards Continue reading

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Edward Birchall: The World War One soldier behind today’s NCVO

The vision and legacy of Edward Birchall, NCVO's founder Continue reading

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Let’s not forget that volunteering benefits all ages

A look at new research which finds a relationship between volunteering and wellbeing, but only for people aged 40 and above. Continue reading

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Why we shouldn’t give the Big Lottery Fund a narrow focus

The cumulative effects of changes to the BLF policy directions would create an unprecedented level of alignment between its funding priorities and those of government. Continue reading

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