Category Archives: Case study

A local authority that has taken arts to its heart

Jessica Harris from NCVO's cultural commissioning programme shares Kent County Council's experience of commissioning cultural organisations Continue reading

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Exploring the experience of volunteers and paid staff in hospices, using LEGO® Serious Play®

Liz Dixon from the University of Huddersfield on the use of LEGO® models to help focus discussion with hospice staff and volunteers about their experiences. Continue reading

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Skilled volunteering: Benefits for the sector

To mark Responsible Business Week, we are asking how cross-sector skills exchange can benefit the voluntary sector Continue reading

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Ethical funding: generating £1m for charity

A bottled water company explains how it gave £1m to help provide access to safe water. Continue reading

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Heritage volunteering – Britain’s landscape would not be the same without it

The importance of strong volunteer management to museums and heritage sites and the role of the National Heritage Volunteering Advisory Body. Continue reading

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Wikipedia: Learning from one of the world’s most successful volunteer collaborations

What can your organisation learn about engagement from the 'largest volunteer collaboration in history'? Continue reading

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Life after funding cuts

London Bubble Theatre Company turned their fortunes around after losing 79% of their funding. What can we learn from them? Continue reading

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Encouraging active citizenship: the Big Local experience

Some practical lessons in making active citizenship work, from an evaluation of Local Trust's Big Local programme. Continue reading

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Top tips on commissioning for social value

What charities, local government and national government can do buck the trend of pursuing short-term savings at the expense of social value. Continue reading

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Case studies: In search of the Holy Grail

We’re all familiar with what the sector does best and the barriers that prevent this from happening more. Yet stories of ‘frontline experience’ – both negative and positive – are all too rare. Continue reading

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