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NCVO member update, January 2017

Sir Stuart Etherington's New Year letter to the sector

Our chief executive shares his thoughts on the big issues facing members this year, and calls for 2017 to be a year of being bold for volunteering

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Volunteering and public services: What next?

'Is now the time for a step change in the vision and aspirations we hold for volunteering in this country, particularly in relation to services used by the public?'

Karl Wilding tackled this hot topic at the recent National Volunteering Forum – add your comments below the line.


Come what May: preparing for Brexit

After the Prime Minister's recent speech, our EU officer Brendan Costelloe outlines some key areas in which Brexit could effect voluntary organisations – and how you can prepare for them.

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How to talk about charities and campaigning

In response to an opinion piece by Melanie Philips in the Times, Karl Wilding defends charities right to engage in political issues, highlighting that campaigning is needed to make our democracy work effectively.

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January 2017: The inside track
Our parliamentary expert Chris Walker's quarterly preview of what's coming up in politics relevatn to charities includes; the latest on Brexit, two important bills for the voluntary sector, and significant changes to select committees as a result of Theresa May’s reshuffle.

Read our latest monthly topical summaries:


Practical advice and support on Knowhow

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Download Board Basics 
A collection of some of the most important sample documents, templates and tools for trustee boards.

New impact and evaluation resources
Lots of advice from our charities evaluation services team to help you develop effective practices in your organisation.

How to manage paid or volunteer drivers in voluntary organisations


Enter the members' photography competition 2017

NCVO members' photography competition 2017

This year's theme is making a difference.

Prizes up for grabs include professional artwork printing services from our sponsor Pureprint, Samsung Galaxy tablets and tickets to our Annual Conference.

Come to the next Members Assembly

Members' Assembly, 28 February, Cambridge

At the next members' assembly we'll be subject of the future of charity governance. Read more about the 
Members' Assembly.


Upcoming training and events

NCVO Annual Conference 2017
NCVO Annual Conference 2017: leading with purpose, 20 April

Extra 10% off early bird discount ends 10 February –
book now.

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Your career

The latest vacancies on our CharityJob page include:

View all 38 CharityJob vacancies

Looking for a trustee postition?

There are 26 vacancies on our Trustee Bank (free for members to advertise on).
And here's a new opportunity from Trustees Unlimited: 

Cool Earth are recruiting trustees to help with their mission of saving the rainforest.


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Supporting you to manage your impact
The Impact Management Programme is an exciting 
new programme to build the capacity of voluntary organisations to manage impact. Join a free introductory workshop across the country to find out more. Sign up to an event today: 21 Feb, Plymouth | 22 Feb, York | 7 Mar, Ipswich


The GALAXY Hot Chocolate Fund
The GALAXY Hot Chocolate Fund, open until 26 February, will distribute five £300 awards to deserving recipients every week. We’re also looking to reward unsung heroes with an ‘Outstanding Volunteer Award’. Register your organisation and nominate a volunteer who always goes the extra mile too!
Make an application.

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The Centre for Charity Effectiveness at Cass Business School offers a unique suite of postgraduate degrees for nonprofit sector professionals. Courses include specialist teaching for Accounting, Grantmaking, Marketing, NGO Management and Voluntary Sector Management. The courses start from April 2017, attend an info session to find out more.

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Youth exchanges and volunteering abroad – how to apply for an EU grant
Do you work with young people? Are they interested in volunteering abroad? In meeting young people from other countries? We will be helping organisations to develop successful bids for Erasmus+ funding through free application workshops across England. To register go to our website. For more information see our briefing.
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