Category Archives: Practical support

Internships: If it looks like work and sounds like work, then it probably is

Is an unpaid internship a volunteering opportunity or is it really a job? We unpack what it means to volunteer and look at the role of managers in making sure internships are fair. Continue reading

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Impact round-up: March 2018

The latest news in impact and evaluation. This month we look at new resources from the Impact Management Programme, new research on volunteering and wellbeing, upcoming events, and more. Continue reading

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Governance round-up: March 2018

This month: a new report on awareness of the new Charity Governance Code, Oxfam's appointment of a new independent safeguarding commission, upcoming training events, and more Continue reading

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What to consider when preparing for GDPR

In this blog Gary Shipsey from Protecture, one of our Trusted Suppliers, talks us through the things to consider when preparing for GDPR. Continue reading

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Small change, big difference: Will getting rid of 1p and 2p coins hurt charities?

The Chancellor of the Exchequer yesterday announced a consultation on whether or not we should scrap 1p and 2p coins. In this blog we discuss the impact it could have for charities Continue reading

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Three lessons I learned from a week in a tech start up

Claire Benard talks about what she learned during her time in Chicago with the Uptake.org fellowship and how this can be applied to data science in other voluntary sector organisations. Continue reading

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Volunteering round-up: March 2018

This month's round-up includes highlights from NVF, information about safeguarding and exciting new about Volunteers' Week 2018 as well as much more. Continue reading

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National Volunteering Forum: Volunteering and wellbeing

On 9 February, we brought together more than 50 organisations to discuss how charities can measure the wellbeing benefits of their projects, and to look at the evidence linking volunteering with wellbeing. Continue reading

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Charity Commission Safeguarding Summit: What you need to know

This blog provides a first hand account of the discussions about safeguarding during the summit called by the Charity Commission and the Office for Civil Society with UK charities Continue reading

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Carillion inquiry submission: The system needs to change

We know that the current public service provision system makes it hard for the voluntary sector to compete with the likes of Carillion. This blog discusses the Carillion inquiry and potential implications for the voluntary sector. Continue reading

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