Category Archives: Research

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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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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