Tag Archives: research

Learning to give: the importance of engaging children’s voices in giving

From dressing up for Children in Need, donning a red nose for Comic Relief or donating food for the Harvest Festival, it seems our children are continuously involved in charitable giving for one cause or another. Continue reading

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The links between family and volunteering: what the evidence tells us

Joanna Stuart specialises in research and evaluation on volunteering, with recent work including research on the impacts of volunteering in later life and training for organisations on volunteering impact assessment. Continue reading

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Charity policy round-up: August 2019

This blog provides a summary of the key policy and regulatory changes relevant to charities and volunteering for the month of August 2019 Continue reading

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Digital skills in the charity sector

Our upcoming research on skills gaps in the charity sector shows charities are struggling with digital skills. How can NCVO help? Continue reading

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Volunteering round-up: April 2019

Get the latest update on training and events, conference updates and research including a research project group discussing the role of voluntary action in welfare provision. Continue reading

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10 Top tips on recruiting and retaining young volunteers

In this article #iwill ambassador Stephen Tutin uses research from NYSAS and NCVO's Time Well Spent research to explain how to recruit and retain younger volunteers. Continue reading

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Benefitting from Time Well Spent: Why is enjoyment taboo in volunteering?

NCVO research showed 'enjoyment' as the top-ranked benefit of volunteering, but why is other research often reluctant to acknowledge enjoyment as a benefit? Continue reading

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Five key insights on volunteering from our Time Well Spent report

Insights from our volunteering research show the importance of the social aspect of volunteering, the power of saying 'thanks' and much more... Continue reading

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Four challenges of measuring the charity sector’s impact

Measuring the voluntary sector's impact can be challenging, a more fruitful way would be to measure the impact of sub-sectors working in the same area writes John Davies. Continue reading

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