Learning to give: the importance of engaging children’s voices in giving

From dressing up for Children in Need, donning a red nose for Comic Relief or donating food for the Harvest Festival, it seems our children are continuously involved in charitable giving for one cause or another. Continue reading

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The Queen’s speech: What’s in it and what it means for charities

Why the Queen's speech shows an election is on the way, and what issues it raises for charities. Continue reading

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Brexit: What does it mean for volunteering?

NCVO has already voiced its concerns over the danger of a no-deal Brexit, and no-deal is still possible if the EU decline an extension. Continue reading

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We’re listening!

Earlier this year NCVO started piloting some new approaches to gathering insight and getting closer to our members. I was tasked to set up one of these approaches, and I have gone out roughly twice a month to have conversations with our members and sector leaders. Continue reading

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#SafeguardingAsOne – safeguarding is a priority for everyone, and these resources will help you get it right

This blog accompanies the launch of the new safeguarding resources developed as part of phase one of the Safeguarding Training Fund Continue reading

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Governance round-up: September 2019

Our round-up of last month's governance news includes: Brexit planning for boards, the upcoming Trustee Conference, the latest updates from the Charity Commission, and more Continue reading

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Listening and learning about volunteer management

20m people volunteer in the UK. With so many people involved in volunteering, we explore the successes and challenges that come with being a volunteer manager and how to create a space for these discussions within the volunteering community. Continue reading

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EU funding, charities and the threat of a no-deal Brexit: Knowns, unknowns and what you need to know

As further no-deal Brexit uncertainty looms, we take a look at the difficulties in store for charity funding, what the government can do to streamline the planning funding process and how charities can help work towards the common goal of growing charitable impact. Continue reading

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Charity policy round-up: September 2019

This blog provides a summary of the key policy and regulatory developments for charities in the month of September 2019 Continue reading

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2019 voluntary sector and volunteering research conference: summary highlights

The annual Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference, organised by VSSN and NCVO, took place on 10-11 September at Aston University, Birmingham. Continue reading

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