How does volunteering impact volunteers? Five things to consider

It sounds like common sense: ‘doing good’ makes you feel good, can help improve your skills and form new connections with your community. But what does the evidence actually say? In this blog, we look at current research on the impact of volunteering on volunteers to understand whether the perceptions match reality. Continue reading

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International Women’s Day: Stories from Constructive Voices

For International Women’s Day, Giselle Green has pulled together a diverse selection of stories affecting or inspired by women that have been shared with NCVO’s Constructive Voices project. Continue reading

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Charity Commission Safeguarding Summit: What you need to know

This blog provides a first hand account of the discussions about safeguarding during the summit called by the Charity Commission and the Office for Civil Society with UK charities Continue reading

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Carillion inquiry submission: The system needs to change

We know that the current public service provision system makes it hard for the voluntary sector to compete with the likes of Carillion. This blog discusses the Carillion inquiry and potential implications for the voluntary sector. Continue reading

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Safeguarding: do you need to update what you’re doing?

Safeguarding has shot to the top of the sector’s agenda in the wake of the revelations from international development charities. This blog talks about what safeguarding is and the resources available to support with safeguarding. Continue reading

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What should the government’s new civil society strategy look like?

In this blog post, Karl Wilding discusses government's new civil society strategy, and what questions it might need to answer. Continue reading

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We’re trying to cure cancer, why would anyone attack us?

You heard on the news this morning about another big cybercrime attack. Everyone has been advised to change their passwords and update their software. This blog talks about the steps charities can take to stay safe. Continue reading

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Public policy round-up: February 2018

This blog provides a summary of some of the key policy and regulatory developments relevant to charities for the month of February 2018 Continue reading

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Impact round-up: February 2018

In this month's round-up we discuss quantitative data, involving users in shaping services and much more. Continue reading

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Oxfam and Haiti: Next steps for charities (part III)

Continuing the series of posts reflecting on ongoing developments, and the implications for the sector, in the weeks since the first reports about Oxfam's work in Haiti Continue reading

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