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.

#ge2015: implications for the voluntary sector

What are the implications of the general election for charities and volunteering? Here are some initial thoughts for discussion 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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…and five things I wish the chancellor had said

Karl Wilding reflects on the 2015 budget that could have been… Continue reading

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Grants, lobbying and voluntary organisations

Was Eric Pickles statement to Parliament banning grant recipients from engaging in influencing right? This post discusses the rights and wrongs for charities and government and is a response too to the IEA Sock Puppets report. Continue reading

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Charities, transparency and government funding

Discussion of CPS report on how charities report who funds them and whether or not they are transparent enough Continue reading

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The Road Ahead: why the #volsec should be optimistic about the future

Analysis of the drivers of change for charities and the voluntary sector, The Road Ahead is NCVO's annual environmental scan. Continue reading

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NCVO, the Lobbying Act and registering with the Electoral Commission

Blog about NCVO's decision about whether to register with the Electoral Commission in advance of the 2015 general election. Continue reading

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Charities, transparency and campaign spending: rights and wrongs

Analysis of whether charities should report campaign spending to the regulator. Continue reading

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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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