Category Archives: Practical support

Volunteers’ Week 2017: making a difference

As we start Volunteers' Week 2017, Karl Wilding, NCVO's director of public policy and volunteering, celebrates the difference volunteers make to society. Continue reading

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Charities and the Lobbying Act: the Electoral Commission’s view

Ben Wilkinson, head of external communications at the Electoral Commission, discusses the non-party campaigning rules in light of the snap general election. Continue reading

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Governance round-up: May 2017

Dan Francis discusses our manifesto, models of governance, tips for building a successful new charity, governance code, Charity Commission news, training and events. Continue reading

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The apprenticeship levy: Options for charities

In England, the apprenticeship levy is in place. Charities paying it need to plan how to spend their funds or they will lose them. Continue reading

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Focus on quality: Evidence

A look at the types of evidence produced by organisations, and its importance for an organisation's sustainability Continue reading

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Sustainable funding round-up: May 2017

Funding opportunities, charity accounts, data protection, upcoming training and more Continue reading

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What do charities who run APPGs need to know ahead of the general election?

Woody Faulkner, external relations team assistant at NCVO, outlines some things that organisations providing the secretariat for an APPG need to consider with the upcoming election. Continue reading

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The General Election and campaigning – what you need to know

Advice from Elizabeth Chamberlain on how to keep your charity campaigning on the right side of the law in the run up to 8 June. Continue reading

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How we used feedback on the difference we make

Last year we asked you, our members, how you thought we were doing - since then we've been using your feedback to inform our work Continue reading

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Here to help: NCVO’s practical support for 2017/18

Our main plans to improve the practical support available to you Continue reading

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