Category Archives: Practical support

Governance round-up: February 2018

In the round-up this month Dan focuses specifically on practical actions, tools and resources which boards can use to either improve their policies or assurance. Continue reading

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Dealing with abuse: Are criminal records checks the answer?

There is a lot of coverage of Oxfam this week – leading to a wider discussion on how we can deal with harm and abuse should it arise, and the role of criminal records. As we think about what steps we can all take next, here are some things to consider and resources you might find useful. Continue reading

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Volunteering round-up: February 2018

This month, we reveal our new Volunteers and the Law online resource, provide our thoughts on safeguarding in light of recent Oxfam headlines, and look at the Full-Time Social Action review. We also highlight upcoming events and training over the coming months. Continue reading

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The Repeal Bill Alliance: How you can help protect rights and standards post-Brexit

Jane Thomas explains the role and purpose of the Repeal Bill Alliance, and how your involvement can shape the UK's future relationship with the EU. Continue reading

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Funding round-up: February 2018

The Road Ahead 2018, Charity Tax Commission advisory and reference groups announced, government review of inheritance tax, new guidance on VAT treatment of grants and contracts, and more. 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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New updated member content: Volunteering and the Law

In light of NCVO's new volunteering and the law content, this blog post outlines the legal differences between an employee/worker, volunteer and voluntary worker, and explains how this might be relevant to your organisation. Continue reading

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Digital maturity 2.0 – an updated diagnostic tool for the sector

Eleanor Dean, NCVO's digital content and experience manager, on a new way for organisations to assess how well they use digital technology – and an opportunity for you to help us with our research. Continue reading

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Road Ahead 2018 – what does this year have in store for charities?

We look at some of the opportunities and challenges for charities in the coming year, according to findings in our new report The Road Ahead 2018. Continue reading

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Public Policy Round-Up: January 2018

An overview of the key policy and regulatory issues for charities during January 2018 Continue reading

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