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Thinking Big: how to use theory of change for systems change
When applied well, theory of change can support charities and funders to take a systemic approach to their work. This report from NPC identifies five common pitfalls that organisations fall into when using theory of change, and walks through five rules of thumb that will help organisations to use the approach to tackle complex problems.
Future Places: how community organisations can drive post-Brexit renewal
Locality's Future Places Network brought Locality members together to discuss how to collectively build a better future for our communities. Three network meetings were held: in Leeds, Bristol and Birmingham to learn how community organisations are building community power, promoting community cohesion and driving community economic development. These key findings show the huge contribution made by community organisations and what we need to do to ensure we maximise the impact of the power of community.
Youth Index Report 2018
The Prince's Trust Macquarie ninth Youth Index shows that the overall wellbeing of young people in the UK has continued to fall over the last twelve months and is at its lowest level since the study was first commissioned in 2009.
The Road Ahead 2018
State of the Sector
The Road Ahead is NCVO's annual analysis of the changing operating environment for NCVO members and anyone working in the voluntary sector. It identifies and explains forces and trends that are shaping the sector and are likely to have an impact on the future of voluntary organisation.
Voluntary Sector Action on the Social Determinants of Health
Good health and wellbeing can be seen as an asset. It is one of the main factors that shapes quality of life and can promote the health and wellbeing of the wider community. Social, economic, environmental, political and cultural factors influence people’s health at every stage of life, and inequalities in these factors lead to widespread and persistent inequalities in life expectancy and time spent in good health.
Voluntary Sector Action on the Social Determinants of Health.pdf
Leading charities with conviction
Unlock is an independent award-winning national charity that provides a voice and support for people with convictions who are facing stigma and obstacles because of their criminal record, often long after they have served their sentence. They have published this guidance, supported by Clinks, on changes to the rules on recruiting trustees and senior managers with criminal records.
Positioning leadership: an overview of the academic debate on leadership in the voluntary sector
The Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership has produced the first of three briefing papers exploring the topic of leadership in the UK voluntary sector.
Freedom to Campaign
Campaign Collective have produced this 'Freedom to Campaign' guide for charities which outlines what charities can do under The Lobbying Act.
Charity Annual Return Regulations 2017
The Charities (Annual Return) Regulations 2017 were made on 20 December 2017 and came into force on 1 January 2018.
11 Key Steps for Trustees, 1 Giant Leap for your charity
North East firm Tait Walker with its MHA partners have produced this new publication. Recognising the work The Charity Commission are undertaking to upskill both trustees and increased standards and governance throughout the sector they have focused our 2018 publication on Trustees, with different areas of focus for each month of 2018.
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