Author Archives: Karl Wilding

Karl Wilding

About Karl Wilding

Karl Wilding, Director of Public Policy and Volunteering, leads NCVO's volunteering, policy, research and campaigning work in the UK and internationally. With lead responsibility for shaping the external environment for the voluntary sector, he blogs about the big issues facing voluntary organisations.

Charities: keeping people safe

Charities are in the news again today, following announcements from the Department for International Development and the Charity Commission. Karl Wilding has our take on the issues. Continue reading

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A big idea to support small charities

The National Fund is a £500m charity that legally can't spend a single penny. What can we do about it? Continue reading

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Volunteers’ Week 2018: Making the days count

On the final day of Volunteers' Week, a reflection on the value and diversity of volunteering, and the goal of 'volunteering for all'. Continue reading

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Thriving, independent and diverse: A government strategy for civil society

Our response to the government's consultation on their plans to develop a civil society strategy. Continue reading

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Small change, big difference: Will getting rid of 1p and 2p coins hurt charities?

The Chancellor of the Exchequer yesterday announced a consultation on whether or not we should scrap 1p and 2p coins. In this blog we discuss the impact it could have for charities Continue reading

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What should the government’s new civil society strategy look like?

In this blog post, Karl Wilding discusses government's new civil society strategy, and what questions it might need to answer. Continue reading

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Oxfam and Haiti: Next steps for charities (part III)

Continuing the series of posts reflecting on ongoing developments, and the implications for the sector, in the weeks since the first reports about Oxfam's work in Haiti Continue reading

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Oxfam and Haiti: Next steps for charities (part II)

A further post reflecting on developments in the week since the Times first reported on Oxfam's work in Haiti Continue reading

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Oxfam and Haiti: Next steps for charities

At NCVO, we believe that the world is changed for good by charities. We also recognise that doing good is, on its own, not enough. How we deliver our work is just as important. In light of the coverage of Oxfam in recent days, we have begun to reflect on the implications and next steps for charities more generally. Continue reading

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Look around you: charity is changing

Analysis of recent articles on the future direction of the charity sector. Continue reading

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