Author Archives: Karl Wilding

Karl Wilding

About Karl Wilding

Karl Wilding, Director of Public Policy, leads NCVO's policy, research and campaigning work in the UK and internationally. With lead responsibility for shaping the external environment for the voluntary sector, he blogs about the big issues facing voluntary organisations.

The five minute policy manager – July 2014

Public contract regulations, welfare to work, the Cabinet Office Centre for Social Action, and a possible enlargement of the Social Investment Tax Relief scheme. Continue reading

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The 2015 election: NCVO’s Voluntary Sector Manifesto

How voluntary organisations and the volunteer movement can contribute to society and the economy and how the next government can help them reach their potential Continue reading

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A trend is a trend is a trend… until it bends

Our quarterly Charity Forecast polls present a snapshot of NCVO members’ confidence - confidence may be beginning to return to parts of the sector.... Continue reading

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NCVO’s new strategy

Overivew of new strategy for NCVO following merger with Volunteering England Continue reading

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The future of the voluntary sector, in 10 Christmas gifts

Karl Wilding mulls on what people are buying each other and think about what this might say about where the voluntary sector is heading. Continue reading

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Reflections on Panorama and charities

Reflections on BBC Panorama programme's report on UK charities Continue reading

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Can voluntary organisations improve government policy making?

Can voluntary organisations improve government policy making? Coverage of the annual NCVO Hinton lecture Continue reading

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The NAO and the Charity Commission: where next?

First impressions of the investigation of the charity commission by the national audit office (NAO) Continue reading

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Five reasons why we should fund using grants

Arguments for why we should fund charities and nonprofits with grants and not just contracts or social investment Continue reading

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Is it reasonable to expect small voluntary organisations to demonstrate their impact?

Reflections on presenting to small charities about whether it is important to demonstrate impact Continue reading

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