Purdah – what charities need to know

With the general election approaching, you may have heard the term ‘purdah’ being bandied about. This post looks at what it means and specifically what it means for charities. Continue reading

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Do people still trust charities?

There's been concern that the public’s trust and confidence in charities may be wavering, but what does the evidence say? Continue reading

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Transparency in government contracting

We have been joined by some powerful allies who have persuaded the government to get real on transparency in large government contracts. Continue reading

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Older volunteers, resilience and why we shouldn’t be complacent

Thoughts from our recent seminar with the ESRC and Northumbria University exploring volunteering by older people and economic austerity Continue reading

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Society lotteries: Giving or gambling?

Post on society lotteries outlining the debate and NCVO's policy position following publication of Parliament's Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee inquiry. Continue reading

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Research Conference 2015: Why we want to hear from you

Submit your proposal and become part of the wonderful (and friendly!) Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference. Continue reading

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NCVO public services news round-up March 2015

Social care spending in Manchester, Serco’s £1.3bn write-off, Troubled Families, NHS England and the benefits of grants and employment support organisations. Continue reading

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How you can (and why you should) meet some data scientists

Maria Pikoula, Research Assistant at NCVO, tells us how charities can use data to strengthen their campaigns and services, drawing on her work with DataKindUK. Continue reading

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Ageing and the voluntary sector – a wake up call

The final report of the Commission on the Voluntary Sector and Aging is an opportunity to think radically and differently, an it’s one that we should welcome Continue reading

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The budget 2015: Reaction from around the sector

Business rates, Gift Aid and tax relief, department spending cuts, the use of LIBOR fines, health and social care, the Pitcairn Islands and more. Continue reading

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