Category Archives: Case study

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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International Women’s Day: Stories from Constructive Voices

For International Women’s Day, Giselle Green has pulled together a diverse selection of stories affecting or inspired by women that have been shared with NCVO’s Constructive Voices project. Continue reading

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I’m positive this works

It’s always gratifying receiving positive feedback from charities you’ve helped to secure media coverage. What’s less usual is to get positive feedback from journalists thanking you for enabling them to cover a positive story. This blog looks at constructive journalism, solutions stories and how we can break the cycle of negative news. Continue reading

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Using evaluation findings for communicating with funders

Your evaluation findings are a tool to help you maximise your impact. We explore how one charity used theirs to make a difference. Continue reading

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Commissioning libraries to improve public health

How the St Helen's Library Services arts programme improved health and wellbeing among the local community. Continue reading

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A local authority that has taken arts to its heart

Jessica Harris from NCVO's cultural commissioning programme shares Kent County Council's experience of commissioning cultural organisations Continue reading

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Exploring the experience of volunteers and paid staff in hospices, using LEGO® Serious Play®

Liz Dixon from the University of Huddersfield on the use of LEGO® models to help focus discussion with hospice staff and volunteers about their experiences. Continue reading

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Skilled volunteering: Benefits for the sector

To mark Responsible Business Week, we are asking how cross-sector skills exchange can benefit the voluntary sector Continue reading

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Ethical funding: generating £1m for charity

A bottled water company explains how it gave £1m to help provide access to safe water. Continue reading

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Heritage volunteering – Britain’s landscape would not be the same without it

The importance of strong volunteer management to museums and heritage sites and the role of the National Heritage Volunteering Advisory Body. Continue reading

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