Category Archives: Research

Governance round-up: January 2017

Launch of research into trustee support, the Charity Governance Code, latest from the Charity Commission, upcoming events and more Continue reading

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Ten things I didn’t know this time last year

Interesting research relating to the voluntary sector from the past year Continue reading

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What do we know about charities and the European Union?

What does the evidence tell us about the relationship between charities and the European Union? Looking at funding, area of operation, workforce and giving. Continue reading

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Five questions we should be asking about volunteering in 2017

It's customary to make predictions for the next year, but 2016 has shown how tricky they can be. Instead here are questions you should be asking. Continue reading

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Youth volunteering – do we need a new focus?

Matthew Linning from Volunteer Scotland discusses how research in Scotland shows differences in volunteering rates between young people from different backgrounds Continue reading

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What working on the easy-read Trustee Guide taught me about making trusteeship more accessible

A look the development of, and the thinking behind, the easy-read version of our Good Trustee Guide which launches today. Continue reading

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Improving our website with user research: What you told us

Why we decided to use user research to make our websites easier to use, and what we did Continue reading

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Volunteering round-up: November 2016

Youth social action, National Citizen Service bill, support for trustees, volunteering in health care, upcoming training and more Continue reading

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Public services news round-up: November 2016

The autumn statement, sustainability and transformation plans, public sector perceptions, criminal justice, person-centred care and training. Continue reading

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Youth social action and inequality

A look at the latest research published by Step Up To Serve into social action by 10–20 year olds, and what it might mean for anyone working with young people. Continue reading

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