Why we shouldn’t get too worried about declining rates of volunteering

What the latest figures from the Community Life survey for 2013-14 (don’t) mean. Continue reading

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The SARAH Bill – is it OK to change the law for a PR stunt?

Is there still value in the social action, responsibility and heroism bill, even if it won't make any difference in a courtroom? Continue reading

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Could the SARAH Bill create Good Samaritans?

Could it re-set the dial between risk management and protection on one side, and acceptance of the individual and societal benefits of taking risks on the other? Continue reading

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Why the Research Conference isn’t just for researchers

There are just a few days left to take advantage of our early bird rates for the 20th annual Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference. Continue reading

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Dear Minister

The incoming Minister for Civil Society will be met with copious briefings in the coming weeks, but for easy reading, here's our guide to the voluntary sector. Continue reading

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Electoral Commission guidance on the Lobbying Act – some key questions answered

A quick run through the key issues in the Electoral Commission guidance on the Lobbying Act Continue reading

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Nick Hurd – committed, engaged, knowledgeable

As Nick Hurd steps down as minister for civil society we review his outstanding work on behalf of the volunteers and the voluntary sector. Continue reading

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Wrongs and rights for volunteers

The final report of the Call to Action Progress Group set up in 2011 by the Volunteer rights Inquiry is published today. Continue reading

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Five minutes in parliament

A quick summary on what has been happening in Parliament recently including a debate on the role of the voluntary sector, which saw twenty peers from across the House of Lords participate. Continue reading

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Live Chat: flexible working hours and your organisation

Live Chat: What do the recent changes in flexible working hours mean for your organisation in 2014 and beyond? Continue reading

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