Category Archives: Research

Volunteering round-up: February 2017

Volunteers' Week 2017, social action, the role of volunteers in parks, new funding announcements, Annual Conference 2017, training and more Continue reading

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Governance round-up: February 2017

Charity Governance Code, research into support for trustees, The Road Ahead analysis of issues for the sector, training and events, and more Continue reading

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The Road Ahead: What will 2017 mean for charities?

A taster of NCVO's Road Ahead 2017 report, which looks at the key drivers shaping the future of the voluntary sector by carrying out a PEST analysis. Continue reading

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Proving the value of mentoring and befriending projects

Support with impact evaluation for organisations running mentoring and befriending projects Continue reading

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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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Policy Round-Up: December 2016

This blog provides a summary and commentary of some of the key developments in policy affecting charities during the month of December 2016. 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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