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Bids: Rebalancing the relationship between large and small charities

Our new joint project with Acevo and the Lloyds Bank Foundation will be exploring how large and small voluntary organisations bidding for contracts can work better with one another. Rebecca Young in our policy team has the details and explains how you can get involved.

 

Annual Conference is on Monday

We're really looking forward to some fascinating sessions and meeting hundreds of members at our big event of the year.

If you're not attending, you can listen in to and take part in the discussions on social media using #NCVOconf.
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Register your Volunteers' Week celebration event

Let us know how you're celebrating volunteers and volunteering by adding your event to the new improved Volunteers' Week website. Whether it's a tea party or awards ceremony, please share.

We've also got a
handy checklist and set of resources to help you promote them.
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Seven big changes to employment law

There are a number of changes coming into force in April that will alter your current systems and processes at work – from the national minimum and living wage to the gender pay gap and pension contribution increases. Get up-to-speed with the changes on our blog.  
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April is Stress Awareness Month

During the month, it's worth sharing Mind's Mental Health at Work website with your team. It has lots of useful resources for people who work in the voluntary sector and are concerned about their staff, volunteers or line managers.
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Evaluation – a matter of faith?

The Quakers have published our evaluation of their community pilot programme. Sally Cupitt shares some useful insights for anyone involved in community development and reflects on the distinctive elements of working with faith organisations.
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Read this month's topical round-ups

  • Funding | Spring statement announces review of insurance premium tax.
  • Volunteering | Find out the date and subject of the next national volunteering forum.
  • Governance | An alternative has been proposed to the 'broken' charity model.
  • Impact | Includes new case studies from users of the popular Outcomes Star.
  • Inside Track | With details of a bill proposing time off for trustees.
 

Heard of our Trusted Charity quality standard?

Our Trusted Charity standard is a recognised framework of assurance to help build trust and confidence in your charity. Achieving the standard will give your organisation greater credibility and legitimacy – reassuring beneficiaries, supporters, funders and donors, that your organisation is well run, accountable and transparent.

Read more about Trusted Charity.
 

Research Conference 2019 – call for papers

The 2019 Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference will be held on 10/11 September in Birmingham. We are now welcoming ideas for papers, panel sessions and workshops – find out about the conference themes and how to submit your idea.