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

LSI Energy give advice on commercial energy contracts

As a voluntary organisation, do you know the difference between rolled, deemed, variable and contract energy prices? Continue reading

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Noticing leadership: how good leaders notice and then choose how to act

Our Charity Leadership in the 2020s session brought together a number of women from across the charity sector to discuss how effective leadership involves noticing both the good and the bad. Continue reading

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Adopting the Charity Governance Code

Three attendees from our Charity Leadership in the 2020s course examine the impact the Code has had on their organisations since its launch a year ago. Continue reading

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Consulting on a code of ethics for the charity sector

Dame Mary Marsh on why we are launching a consultation on a new code of ethics for charities. Continue reading

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The value of small

Smaller and larger charities bring different, complementary strengths to the table, says Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales's Alex Van Vliet Continue reading

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Why choosing the right lender is critical for charities and social enterprises

Carolyn Sims from Charity Bank has five key questions you should ask when choosing a loan provider. Continue reading

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Saying thanks

Whether we’ll admit it or not, we all love to receive a genuine ‘thank you’ for something we have done. There is something that makes even the most cynical of us (guilty as charged) at least feel a little warmth inside us. Even if we don’t always show it. Continue reading

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Why charities need digital design principles to create #betterdigitalservices

Over the last two and a half years at CAST, we’ve worked with over 300 charities to help them embed digital and design approaches into their services. We’ve seen first-hand that voluntary sector organisations are struggling to adapt services to the digital age, and to respond to the needs and expectations of users. Continue reading

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GDPR: Don’t press the delete button just yet

GDPR is about to come into effect, but Tracey Gyateng from Datakind UK urges organisations to think twice before deleting data that is not directly related to service provision Continue reading

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GaN Canny: Surveying the views of the sector in Gateshead and Newcastle

NCVO vice chair Sally Young, chief executive of Newcastle CVS, on the findings of a new report looking at the views of voluntary sector in local area. Continue reading

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