Author Archives: David Kane

David Kane

About David Kane

David Kane was formerly NCVO’s Senior Research Officer. He discusses open data and emerging trends in the voluntary and community sector and wider civil society.

Halloween Special: What are the UK’s spookiest charities?

In a seasonal celebration of the wide range of work that the country's charities do, here are our thirteen favourite spooky charities. Continue reading

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Hot in the city? Charity hot spots and cold spots

Looking into a new report by the Centre for Social Justice Continue reading

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Is the voluntary sector growing, or shrinking? Digging into the charity register

Does raw data from the Charity Commission contradict NCVO's Almanac research Continue reading

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The Voluntary Sector in the National Accounts

ONS have made some change to how the voluntary sector is reported in the national accounts, we explore what these changes mean for the sector. Continue reading

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Almanac 2014: the first 1,000 hours

On 4 April (just over 1,000 hours ago), we launched the UK Civil Society Almanac 2014. Here's a round up of what's happened since we launched. Continue reading

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Grant funders – a call for data

NCVO is running a project looking at data on below the radar organisations. We'd like funders to share their data on who they fund to help us do this. Continue reading

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The Almanac – the five things you need to know

Today sees the launch of the 2014 edition of NCVO's Almanac. Here's the five things you need to know from this new edition. Continue reading

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Play Your Almanac Cards Right

It's the Almanac time of year again, and we're getting ready for the launch of the latest edition tomorrow. The Almanac (the UK Civil Society Almanac 2014 to give it its full title) is NCVO's flagship publication showing the size and scope of the voluntary sector in the UK. Continue reading

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Latest data on voluntary sector infrastructure

The latest data on voluntary sector infrastructure in England and Wales. Continue reading

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The charity name Christmas quiz

A fun christmas quiz based on charity names Continue reading

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