RCTs – the next step for impact assessment?

Sally Cupitt gives a brief outline of her newly-released article investigating how useful randomised controlled trials are for the voluntary sector. Continue reading

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Volunteering roundup: May 2015

Volunteers' Week, forthcoming events, and election comment, plus an overview of what is coming up in the voluntary sector. Continue reading

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Have charities misled the public about how they work?

Do we need to do something to narrow the gap between public perceptions about how charities work, and how they do? Continue reading

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Is volunteering equally accessible to everyone?

Naomi Harflett of the National Development Team for Inclusion asks if barriers to volunteering risk exacerbating social inequalities. Continue reading

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A referendum on Britain in Europe: what role for the voluntary sector?

Two key challenges are perceived to face the prime minister: devolution and Britain’s future role in, or membership of, the European Union. Continue reading

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Three reasons why I hate impact measurement

IVR’s research manager, Jurgen Grotz, gives us his take on what bad impact measurement looks like. Continue reading

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What does the case of Olive Cooke tell us about charities?

Attention was focused on charity fundraising last week when direct marketing was said to have contributed to the apparent suicide of a 92-year-old woman. Continue reading

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Are your volunteers worth it?

Gethyn Williams of Join In invites you to join him at Evolve 2015, to hear about a revolutionary new way of measuring volunteer impact. Continue reading

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Engaging with PCCs: 5 top tips

Practical advice on how voluntary organisations can collaborate with Police and Crime Commissioners to find the best solutions for community issues. Continue reading

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Can civil society shape the future of UK media?

Martyn Lewis makes the case for solutions-based journalism, and introduces an exciting new media role at NCVO. Continue reading

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