Category Archives: Case study

Time for Change

Volunteer manager, Norma Jean, has worked with volunteers and charities to create opportunities that upskill people and for organisations to gain real help. Continue reading

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Four challenges of measuring the charity sector’s impact

Measuring the voluntary sector's impact can be challenging, a more fruitful way would be to measure the impact of sub-sectors working in the same area writes John Davies. Continue reading

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Incentivising regulatory participation: Examining the effectiveness of the Fundraising Levy in England and Wales

Summary of a research paper into the effects of the Fundraising Regulator's approach to naming and shaming charities who didn't contribute to a voluntary levy Continue reading

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Reflections on festival volunteering

In this blog post, Jarina Choudhury shares four important observations after her experience volunteering at a literary festival. 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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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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