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

The power of local partnerships

On International Volunteers Day, Karen Loftus from Community Action Network, looks at how partnership working has proved essential in responding to the pandemic. Continue reading

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Who volunteers as a family?

Daiga Kamerāde from the University of Salford highlights some of the recent findings from our family volunteering research project. Continue reading

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Young volunteers and social action: The task for universities, the voluntary sector and communities

Emily Lau, lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University and winner of this year's New Researchers Prize, on the vital role universities play in helping young people take part in civil society. Continue reading

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Four key challenges I faced in year one as a volunteer manager

Joel Rackham, volunteer engagement manager at Muscular Dystrophy UK, reflects on the successes and challenges of his first 12 months in the role. Continue reading

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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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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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The links between family and volunteering: what the evidence tells us

Joanna Stuart specialises in research and evaluation on volunteering, with recent work including research on the impacts of volunteering in later life and training for organisations on volunteering impact assessment. Continue reading

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EU nationals, charities and the threat of a no-deal Brexit

Chetal Patel from Bates Wells explores how uncertainty over Brexit affects UK immigration law and looks at some important considerations the voluntary sector will need to prepare for as a result. Continue reading

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Why campaigners need to expect failure, and how to learn from it

Naomi Phillips from the British Red Cross on how to make the best of it when campaigning goes wrong Continue reading

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Employer-supported volunteering and the changing workplace

Gordon Wilmott from Zurich Insurance reflects on the opportunities and challenges for organisations involved in employer-supported volunteering. Continue reading

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