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Posts written by guests who have contributed to NCVO projects and events.

Charities and the Lobbying Act: the Electoral Commission’s view

Ben Wilkinson, head of external communications at the Electoral Commission, discusses the non-party campaigning rules in light of the snap general election. Continue reading

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What do charities who run APPGs need to know ahead of the general election?

Woody Faulkner, external relations team assistant at NCVO, outlines some things that organisations providing the secretariat for an APPG need to consider with the upcoming election. Continue reading

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Commissioning libraries to improve public health

How the St Helen's Library Services arts programme improved health and wellbeing among the local community. 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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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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Impact management: Three questions to ask yourself in 2017

How evaluation can be used to improve your organisation Continue reading

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Voluntary sector comes together to celebrate Human Rights Day

Sanchita Hosali from the British Institute of Human Rights discusses why the Human Rights Act matters and what you can do to protect it. Continue reading

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A local authority that has taken arts to its heart

Jessica Harris from NCVO's cultural commissioning programme shares Kent County Council's experience of commissioning cultural organisations Continue reading

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How can councils better support the local voluntary sector?

Paul Streets from Lloyds Bank Foundation discusses a new report on the experience of small charities in local public service commissioning 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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