Volunteering, freedom and subbotnik

A new global league table for volunteering in CAF's world giving index shows the potential problems of cross-cultural comparisons. Continue reading

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Looking ahead to Autumn Statement 2014

Next Wednesday, George Osborne will be delivering the last Autumn Statement before the General Election. What should charities look out for? Continue reading

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Helping young adults with offending histories to volunteer

Volunteering can help young adults with offending histories, but they are often under-represented in volunteer involving organisations. How can we change that? Continue reading

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Five lessons for student volunteering from historical research

To mark the launch of Georgina Brewis’ history of student volunteering 1880-1980, she and and Adam O’Boyle tell us what we can learn from history. Continue reading

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Public services round-up: November 2014

New procurement regulations and fresh insights into social prescribing, Engaging with Police and Crime Commissioners and contract transparency. Continue reading

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Volunteering for all

Diversity is good for organisations as well as being the right thing to do. But there is more to be done to make volunteering truly inclusive. Continue reading

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Transparency in public services contracts

We want to make sure that proposals to increase disclosure around government contracting are appropriate for voluntary sector providers of all sizes. Continue reading

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How to ‘bridge the gap’ between the private sector and nonprofit boards

Up to one in five charities has a vacancy on their board, and lots of people in the private sector want to give something back – we can bring them together. Continue reading

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Do your trustees sleep easy?

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Teach a donor about Gift Aid and your charity will benefit for life…

HMRC has published research on Gift Aid and understanding donor behaviour, but what does it tell us about why people claim Gift Aid and how we can improve take up? Continue reading

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