Lego bricks to demonstrate capacity building
3 April, 2019

 

Capacity building is the kind of phrase you hear a lot in the VCSE sector, but it can take a while to get your head around. What exactly is capacity building and why is it relevant to your organisation?

19 February, 2019

 

The Small Charities Coalition has launched a new tool to help people register a charity.

The new guide can be found at: https://charitysetup.org.uk and is aimed at people looking to set up a charity where turnover is initially expected to be below £150,000 per year.

17 December, 2018

 

The Charity Commission has issued an alert warning charities about the risk of CEO fraud through Christmas gift cards.

21 November, 2018

 

Charities have until 7 December to apply to the government’s new £1 million fund to help charities improve their digital skills.

The Digital Leadership Fund aims to improve the digital capability of civil society leaders so they are able to confidently embed digital in their organisations.

The fund is available to chief executives, trustees, or senior teams in England. Applications can be made for grants between £10,000 and £170,000.

 

NCVO has published a new factsheet aimed at preparing voluntary sector organisations for Brexit.

It sets out the main Brexit considerations for UK voluntary organisations as well as practical steps you can take to prepare for the post-Brexit environment, including:

- Economic impact

- Employing EU nationals

- EU Funding

- The opportunities ahead

8 August, 2018

 

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) is consulting on a draft code of ethics.

The code is aimed at helping organisations to review their policies and practices in order to update them in line with their purpose and values. It seeks to provide an overarching set of principles that reflect values shared across the charity sector.

27 March, 2018
The charity sector can be perceived as being caring and inclusive, but just how well are we doing at maintaining this? CharityJob’s latest research paper seeks to investigate diversity and discrimination in the not-for-profit sector, with a particular focus on recruitment and the workplace. Their research covers both candidate and recruiter perspectives, investigating gender, disability, ethnicity, age, relationship status and skills. 
 
A few of their findings include:
 
Photo by City of Seattle Community Tech CC BY-NC 2.0
23 January, 2018
By now, most people will have heard about the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which is coming into force in May 2018, but do you understand what it means in practice for your group/organisation?
 
17 January, 2018
From 1 August 2018, changes to the law will put greater restrictions on who can run a charity. The Government has published new guidance to help individuals (such as trustees and those in senior management positions) to find out if the new ‘automatic disqualification’ rules apply to them.
 
22 September, 2017
 
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in Government?
 
Are you eager to share voluntary sector expertise with Government workers?
 
If you are looking for a unique way to boost your skillset, networks and gain valuable experience (and have your organisation’s permission) you can apply to take part in NCVO’s ‘A Day in the Life’ work-shadowing initiative.
 
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