Category Archives: Research

Does volunteering improve mental health?

On World Health Day, we look at the evidence for whether volunteering can have a positive effect for people with depression and anxiety disorders. Continue reading

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Volunteering round up: March 2017

This month's volunteer round up looks at Volunteers Week 2017, a new survey on volunteering in migrant camps, new ONS research on volunteers and much more. Continue reading

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Reading between the numbers – what a new analysis of volunteer behaviour could mean for charities

A look at the latest ONS research on volunteering data and what it tells us about changes in volunteering behaviour. Continue reading

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Charities must have a voice in Brexit

Learning and moving on from the referendum debate Continue reading

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Evaluation in a post-truth world

The head of NCVO's charities evaluation services explains why evaluation research is still crucial for voluntary sector organisations. Continue reading

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Technology and the voluntary sector: Don’t (always) believe the hype

What opportunities and challenges does technology present to the sector? Here is what we learned from our research with Tata Consultancy Services. Continue reading

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Co-design: Ensuring users’ needs are at the heart of services

The benefits of using a participatory approach to designing services Continue reading

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Public services news round-up: February 2017

This month looks at the Road Ahead, probation reforms, commissioning social action, public service performance, recruitment for a brilliant job at NCVO and more Continue reading

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Volunteering round-up: February 2017

Volunteers' Week 2017, social action, the role of volunteers in parks, new funding announcements, Annual Conference 2017, training and more Continue reading

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Governance round-up: February 2017

Charity Governance Code, research into support for trustees, The Road Ahead analysis of issues for the sector, training and events, and more Continue reading

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