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

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

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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Why we need a green watchdog with bite after Brexit

With the government promising a new environmental statutory body after the UK leaves the EU, Shara Samra from Greener UK looks at what powers are needed to provide truly effective oversight. Continue reading

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Five reasons to move your charity to a cloud solution

In this guest blog, Joseph Blass, CEO of Trusted Supplier WorkPlaceLive explains the five key reasons you should consider moving your organisation to a cloud solution. Continue reading

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Safeguarding and volunteer managers

Tom Burke looks at the safeguarding challenges facing volunteer managers, and the resources available to help organisations meet their duty of care. Continue reading

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Does my organisation need a data protection officer?

This blog offers practical advice to help you decide if your charity needs to employ a Data protection officer in the run up to GDPR being enforced on 25 May 2018. Continue reading

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How the Sugary Drinks Tax was won: 10 lessons for committed campaigners

In this guest post, Ben Reynolds, Deputy Chief Executive for Sustain, discusses how he and his team worked with Jamie Oliver to get the government to adopt the recent sugary drinks tax. Continue reading

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