Category Archives: Research

Volunteer experience survey: The latest

We've made a lot of progress since launching the survey earlier in the year. Here's what we covered and our reflections on the process so far. Continue reading

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Funding round-up: June 2018

This month the scope of charitable tax relief is being questioned, the rise of cashless giving being explored, and the continued importance of individual giving revealed. Continue reading

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Are EU staff leaving the charity sector?

This blog post discusses what the latest Civil Society Almanac data shows us about the fall in European staff working in the sector. Continue reading

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Loneliness among young people: Can volunteering help?

We take a look at the evidence around loneliness among young people and the research on whether volunteering can help tackle problem. Continue reading

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GaN Canny: Surveying the views of the sector in Gateshead and Newcastle

NCVO vice chair Sally Young, chief executive of Newcastle CVS, on the findings of a new report looking at the views of voluntary sector in local area. Continue reading

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Making volunteering more diverse: Thoughts from NCVO’s Annual Conference

This blog reflects on the latest research on diversity and volunteering from NCVO's annual conference, and asks what charities can do to make volunteering more inclusive. Continue reading

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Almanac 2018: What does the data tell us?

The NCVO’s UK Civil Society Almanac is a rich source of information on the voluntary sector. To be as complete and accurate as possible, we bring together: data from charities’ accounts, the Charity Commission’s open data and national surveys. Continue reading

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Pale, male and stale? What I learned while researching diversity and volunteering

Why there is a lack of diversity among those who get involved in volunteering, and how organisations can tackle this. Continue reading

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Volunteering round-up: April 2018

This month we're celebrating the launch of our new Volunteers' Week website – find out how you can get involved. We also have news on safeguarding resources and training, the upcoming volunteering research conference, and more. Continue reading

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Why people volunteer and why they stop – what the latest data tells us

The UK Civil Society Almanac provides a comprehensive overview of the UK voluntary sector with a lot of information on finance, workforce and volunteering. Ahead of the Almanac 2018 launch in May, Lisa Hornung gives a sneak preview of the latest data on motivations and barriers to volunteering. Continue reading

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