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.

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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How to talk about paying staff in charities

Discussion of salaries and senior pay following an article in The Times Continue reading

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How to talk about the True and Fair Foundation report

Here’s five things you can say if you find yourself in a conversation about the confused idea that we are not spending our income on charitable activities. Continue reading

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‘True and Fair’ Foundation report is neither true nor fair

Gina Miller's True and Fair Foundation report is confused and misleading. Continue reading

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Where next for government grants?

Recommendations for improving government grant making, from the Public Accounts Committee report on the funding of Kids Company Continue reading

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Why all charities aren’t Kids Company

Why Kids Company is not representative of the sector and what we can learn from it Continue reading

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Regulating Fundraising for the Future: a Fundraising Preference Service

The blog post provides an outline of some of the thinking behind the proposal to establish a fundraising preference service as part of the Etherington Review of fundraising regulation. Continue reading

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The world is a better place thanks to charity campaigning

A look at how we can champion campaigning and overcome negative perceptions from outside the voluntary sector Continue reading

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