Category Archives: Research

National Volunteering Forum: Employer-supported volunteering

What happened when we brought together people from our sector and beyond to discuss ESV and more at our National Volunteering Forum in Leeds. Continue reading

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Learning to give: the importance of engaging children’s voices in giving

From dressing up for Children in Need, donning a red nose for Comic Relief or donating food for the Harvest Festival, it seems our children are continuously involved in charitable giving for one cause or another. Continue reading

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Charity policy round-up: September 2019

This blog provides a summary of the key policy and regulatory developments for charities in the month of September 2019 Continue reading

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2019 voluntary sector and volunteering research conference: summary highlights

The annual Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference, organised by VSSN and NCVO, took place on 10-11 September at Aston University, Birmingham. Continue reading

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The links between family and volunteering: what the evidence tells us

Joanna Stuart specialises in research and evaluation on volunteering, with recent work including research on the impacts of volunteering in later life and training for organisations on volunteering impact assessment. Continue reading

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Skills gaps in charities: Findings from our latest research briefing

Some of the key findings from our new research briefing on skills and skills gaps in the voluntary sector published today. Continue reading

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Digital skills in the charity sector

Our upcoming research on skills gaps in the charity sector shows charities are struggling with digital skills. How can NCVO help? Continue reading

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Employer-supported volunteering and the changing workplace

Gordon Wilmott from Zurich Insurance reflects on the opportunities and challenges for organisations involved in employer-supported volunteering. Continue reading

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Exploring trends in charities’ incomes

A look at some recent research into how charities' income trajectories have changed in the last decade – by John Mohan and Yeosun Yoon from the Third Sector Research Centre Continue reading

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Gender pay gap in large charities: findings from the latest data

Since 2018, UK employers with more than 250 employees are required to report data on the gender pay gap in their organisations. Here are the key findings from charities. Continue reading

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