National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)

National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)

Regent's Wharf
8 All Saints Street
London
N1 9RL
T: 020 7713 6161
F: 020 7713 6300
ncvo@ncvo-vol.org.uk
www.ncvo-vol.org.uk

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Devolution 'will affect how charities operate'

The political landscape that charities operate in looks set to change following the Scottish decision to vote against independence, NCVO has warned.

Shawcross: 'Too often charities respond defensively'

Sector leaders warned yesterday that charities need to get better at answering the public’s questions if the sector is to hold on to high levels of trust.

Martyn Lewis, chair of NCVO

Charities Evaluation Services is to merge into the National Council for Voluntary Organisations in order to secure its future, it has been announced today.

Dan Corry, chief executive, NPC

NPC has warned that introducing charity-only contracts is the “wrong approach to take”, in its response to the Labour Party’s manifesto consultation.

Charities are not elected, and in their reports and press releases they claim an authority they may/should not enjoy.

» Charities can't avoid being political

Justin Davis Smith

The widespread public perception that a compensation culture pervades UK society is a big problem that deters people from volunteering, Justin Davis Smith, NCVO's volunteering chief, told Parliament last week.

Brooks Newmark: 'I wholeheartedly agree' that charities should advocate for beneficiaries

Charities minister Brooks Newmark has said charities have “every right to campaign within the law” and that "I wholeheartedly agree” with the idea that charities should advocate on behalf of their beneficiaries.

Hurd backs successor Newmark in farewell speech to sector

Nick Hurd voiced his "respect and love" for the charity sector in his farewell speech at the NCVO summer reception yesterday, and urged charities to cut Brooks Newmark some slack over his 'knitting and politics' comment.

 Andrew Hind takes a look at the early do-gooders in the charity industry.

Andrew Hind is concerned that the government's behaviour towards civil society organisations could threaten the voluntary sector's legacy from the First World War.

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