Category Archives: Research

Rethinking trusteeship

Trustees are often senior in age, at the pinnacle of their career with years of professional experience . The Young Trustees Movement was set up to challenge this. Continue reading

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Impact round-up: October 2018

Welcome to our October impact round-up. This month we look at tackling loneliness, and announce our partnership with Foundation for Social Improvement. 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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A guide to using the volunteering and end-of-life care toolkit

Volunteering and end-of-life care is an evidence-based toolkit to address the problem of supporting people with advanced illness, and their families. Continue reading

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Volunteering does not need to stop for over 75s

Rates of volunteering fall sharply in the over-75s, yet evidence shows that older volunteers may benefit a lot from it. This blog presents the key findings from an evaluation of the Residents as Volunteers project, which aimed to support over-75s living in Abbeyfield care homes to volunteer. Continue reading

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Impact round-up: August 2018

Welcome to our August impact round-up. Each month at NCVO Charities Evaluation Services we summarise the latest news in impact and evaluation and share useful guides, resources and data collection tools. Continue reading

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New volunteering data out today

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has published the latest results from its Community Life Survey. Continue reading

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Governance round-up: July 2018

This month, we look at the Charity Commission's research into trust in charities and consider the importance of a functional board. Plus, news on the governance forum, and other upcoming events and training. Continue reading

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Impact round-up: July 2018

In this month's round up we look at how to convince your colleagues to focus on impact. We also highlight new reports from the Charity Commission and the Alliance for Useful Evidence Continue reading

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