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 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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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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