Spring Budget 2017 – A Chancellor holding his breath

Widely trailed to be a ‘quiet Budget’, the chancellor’s speech today nevertheless gave a clear idea of his approach to the uncertain economic environment. Continue reading

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Technology and the voluntary sector: Don’t (always) believe the hype

What opportunities and challenges does technology present to the sector? Here is what we learned from our research with Tata Consultancy Services. Continue reading

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Building devolution from the ground up

Charities are important partners for local government when devolution plans are being developed and delivered. However, NCVO research suggests this isn't happening nearly enough. Continue reading

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Co-design: Ensuring users’ needs are at the heart of services

The benefits of using a participatory approach to designing services Continue reading

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Public services news round-up: February 2017

This month looks at the Road Ahead, probation reforms, commissioning social action, public service performance, recruitment for a brilliant job at NCVO and more Continue reading

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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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Policy round-up: February 2017

Fundraising regulation, new gender pay, review of the Social Value Act, Brexit, Spring Budget 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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Volunteers’ Week 2017: You make the difference

About the week, and how you can get involved Continue reading

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