A tribute to John Ramsey

The volunteering movement has lost one of its brightest, most passionate and trusted colleagues. Continue reading

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Live chat: Workplace pensions reform – are you ready?

30 September – 13.00: Trusted Supplier and financial advisers Lucas Fettes will help you to understand the changes being made to pensions, including auto enrolment. Continue reading

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What does the ‘D’ word mean for the voluntary sector?

At the Labour conference everyone is asking how to get more policy and spending decisions made at local level – in Scotland and the rest of the UK… Continue reading

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Upcoming research: What the sector’s new researchers have in store for us

Highlights from my three favourite three papers from our recent new researchers' session. Continue reading

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Five things you need to know about calculating the economic value of volunteering

Do you need to get to grips with the idea of the ‘value’ of volunteering? Here’s what you need to know. Guest post from the winners of ‘best paper’ at our new researcher’s session. Continue reading

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Cultural commissioning – part of a bigger arts movement

Realise the arts’ wider power by addressing the lack of evidence, removing blockages and injecting new ideas. Continue reading

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Social Value Act: Where are we now?

The Government has announced it is to review the Social Value Act 2012. This blog summarises progress to date and some of the issues the review should consider. Continue reading

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A view from Labour Party Conference

An update from the recent Labour's party conference, including the latest debates on civil society policy and some innovative approaches from NCVO's members. Continue reading

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My ten favourite recent pieces of research on volunteering and the voluntary sector

Top picks from the annual Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research conference in Sheffield. Continue reading

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Welcome clarity on social investment from the Law Commission

The Law Commission has just released its report on a new power of social investment for charities, but what does it mean in practice? Continue reading

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