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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Heading for the Brexit door

What voluntary organisations should consider and likely time frames for a negotiating 'window of opportunity' Continue reading

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Public services news round up: March 2017

In this month's public services roundup, we look at the House of Lords Select Committee report on charities, devolution, the Social Value Act, localism and the Budget. Continue reading

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Commissioning libraries to improve public health

How the St Helen's Library Services arts programme improved health and wellbeing among the local community. Continue reading

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Is the voluntary sector losing its independence?

A discussion of the new civil exchange report on voluntary sector independence, and whether we can think differently about the issue. Continue reading

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Focus on quality: Managing your resources

A look at how charities can get the best return and use from resources, and how effective management of resources can be crucial to your organisation’s health Continue reading

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Stronger charities demonstrate impact

The Lords Committee's recognises the increasing expectation that charities demonstrate their impact. Continue reading

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House of Lords’ recommendations on volunteering: a positive call to action we can all get behind

The Lords Committee's recommendations on volunteering recognise the value of volunteers, says NCVO's volunteering development manager. Continue reading

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A commissioning environment that’s skewed against smaller charities

The Lords report provides a positive vision for reforming commissioning and procurement, particularly for smaller charities. Continue reading

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What does the House of Lords report mean for charity advocacy?

The Lords Committee on charities has defended charity advocacy - what does this mean for campaigners? Continue reading

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