Author Archives: Alex Farrow

About Alex Farrow

Alex joined NCVO in March 2017 as one of our lead consultants and is now head of networks and influencing. Alex has worked extensively in the youth sector, particularly within international development, and worked with UNICEF, Youth Policy Labs, the National Youth Agency and the British Youth Council. Alex was previously a trustee at Girlguiding UK, The Diana Award and a member of an advisory committee at the CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation. Alex founded an LBGTQ+ organisation supporting youth activists around the world.

The levelling up agenda: Developing a vision with charities and volunteers

Since we submitted our paper to government on the levelling up agenda, we share how we think the government should back charities and volunteering as well as our upcoming plans for this work. Continue reading

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Crack the Crises: Standing together with the communities we serve

The Crack the Crises campaign is a way for our communities to tackle covid-19, injustice, and climate change. We’ve signed up and we’re asking you to join us. Continue reading

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Dispatches from Serbia: a week with the world’s leading activists and movements

Alex Farrow, a lead consultant in NCVO Charities Evaluation Services, shares his thoughts on International Civil Society Week (ICSW) conference and NCVO's important role in supporting global civil society. Continue reading

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My top five breakout sessions for Annual Conference 2019

Alex Farrow, a lead consultant in NCVO Charities Evaluation Services, shares his top breakout sessions taking place at the upcoming Annual Conference. Continue reading

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Strategy is about power: how will you use it?

A strategy is not just the plan on paper: it is the process by which an organisation reaches agreement about its direction, priorities and resources. Continue reading

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The civil society strategy: What it says about impact and evaluation

What the government's civil society strategy offers from an evaluation perspective. Continue reading

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