Do you want the threshold for charity audits to be raised?

The Cabinet Office is consulting on proposals to change the threshold for audits to £1m income per year or £500,000 for charities with large assets. Continue reading

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Five minutes in parliament – December 2014

All the latest from parliament for the voluntary sector, including the Draft Protection of Charities Bill, Labour's new policy announcements, and Christmas in parliament. Continue reading

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Ten things we learnt about the voluntary sector in 2014

Find out what Nick Ockenden thinks were the ten most interesting and important things we found out about volunteering and the voluntary sector during 2014. Continue reading

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NCVO’s recommendations on how charities can uphold their independence and reputation

best practice advice from NCVO on how charities can maintain their independence and political neutrality, especially in campaigning Continue reading

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A beginner’s guide to working with parliament

There's a lot to get to grips with when you start working with parliament. Here's our beginner's guide and details of a one-day course that can help you. Continue reading

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Setting up a Volunteer Centre in a prison

Seven top tips for Volunteer Centres new to working in criminal justice. Continue reading

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How Volunteer Centres can help to build enterprising communities

Beyond brokerage – building enterprising communities in Blackburn with Darwen. Continue reading

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Path for Life – process, people and holding on to the ‘Deep Value’

How 2D in County Durham has embedded the original concept of social prescribing for people with long term conditions. Continue reading

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Buying not shopping

How do you approach purchasing for your organisation? Are you a buyer or a shopper? Continue reading

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Best of volunteering 2014

My favourite book, article, speech, statistic, and tweet on volunteering over the past 12 months Continue reading

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