Author Archives: Lev Pedro

Lev Pedro

About Lev Pedro

Lev is our public services senior officer. His work supports voluntary organisations to succeed in tendering for public service contracts and develop consortia. He also leads on NCVO’s relationships with infrastructure organisations.

The civil society strategy: What it says about local infrastructure

The civil society strategy has been launched, but what does that mean for local infrastructure organisations? Continue reading

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Who needs local infrastructure?

Why infrastructure is valuable and how some organisations are innovating to become sustainable Continue reading

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Why voluntary organisations are essential to health service transformation: Get involved

Why the voluntary sector should be involved, what the barriers are, and how we're working to facilitate better partnerships with the public sector Continue reading

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Commissioners and NCVO members work towards making the world a better place

Highlights from last week's Commissioning Academy, discussing the barriers that can prevent good commissioning outcomes and ways to overcome them. Continue reading

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Bold commissioning – a glimmer of hope

Innovative commissioning projects currently in motion Continue reading

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Social prescribing: A new way of working or today’s hot topic?

Barriers to good provision, key success factors for social prescribing, some age old problems and how you can get involved Continue reading

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Is contracting right for your organisation?

Why you should be thinking about contracting, how contracts differ from grants and key things you need to consider Continue reading

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Social investment: what do trustees need to know?

Top tips for trustees considering social investment as a form of funding Continue reading

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Setting up a consortium – is it worth the bother?

Our recent consultancy work highlights that frontline charities need to keep their eyes open for consortium opportunities, whilst remaining vigilant to the risks. Continue reading

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Public services round-up: November 2014

New procurement regulations and fresh insights into social prescribing, Engaging with Police and Crime Commissioners and contract transparency. Continue reading

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