Author Archives: Karl Wilding

Karl Wilding

About Karl Wilding

Karl Wilding, Director of Public Policy and Volunteering, leads NCVO's volunteering, 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.

Volunteers’ Week: The Big Celebration

Introduction to 2016 Volunteers' Week, a celebration of volunteering, and a reminder that we all need to thank volunteers. Continue reading

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Volunteering: time well spent?

Do we need to get better at demonstrating the impact of volunteering? Continue reading

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Charity leadership in the age of digital

How digital has changed the environment for leaders and what leaders can do to be better in this environment Continue reading

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The Daily Telegraph, charities and the EU referendum

Analysis of Daily Telegraph report that charities warned about campaigning on EU referendum and why Gina Miller is not a credible commentator on charities Continue reading

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The True and Fair Foundation on charity shops

Explanation of why the latest report from the True and Fair Foundation is not credible and why it will do damage to charities and the beneficiaries they serve Continue reading

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Charities and public opinion

YouGov has published new polling research which highlights some dissatisfaction with large charities. So how did we get here, and where now? Continue reading

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Why some charities have business partnerships (and that’s ok)

Over the past week the critical eye of the media has turned again to look at the way in which charities generate income, and how some are increasingly using their commercial arms to raise money for the causes they support. Continue reading

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Why charities run public services

Charities run public services because they can deliver high quality, expert services with care and compassion. Continue reading

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Governance, governance, governance

Karl Wilding analyses The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee’s (PACAC) report into charity fundraising. Continue reading

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How to talk about charities and legacies

‘Charities cash in on relatives of the dead’, as The Times headline put it. Here are five more sensible things to say about charities and legacies. Continue reading

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