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Don, in your bulletin this month; three sets of really useful downloads, a new data visualisation, Volunteers' Week countdown, training, jobs and much more. Give it a share with the rest of your team. I hope you find the info useful. Best wishes, Andrew, Membership Manager.

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Three new free practical resources on Knowhow Nonprofit
Download the new 'Building a Digital Workforce' toolkit

Does your team need to improve digitally? This toolkit will help you design your own skills programme.
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Example HR policies and guidance notes for small charities 
These new downloads – exclusively free to members – will help you produce a clear set of employment documents. *Sign in to access*

Board Basics
Also free for members only – a collection of some of the most important sample documents, templates and tools for trustee boards. *Sign in to access*
News and comment
Volunteering: time well spent?

Karl Wilding argues that we need to get better at thinking about how we understand, evaluate and then communicate the impact of volunteering.
'In it for the outcome, not the income' written on a t-shirt
Social investment: Who's using it, who wants it, and where next

Charlotte Ravenscroft has the key findings from our new research. The findings help us zone in on what types of organisation social investment could be useful for.
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Watch Sir Stuart Etherington's speech at our annual conference

Our chief executive tackles public trust in charities, the need to defend campaigning, and the governance of the Charity Commission. 
Sir Stuart Etherington addresses NCVO Annual Conference
Take the animated tour of our Almanac data on the size and scope of the voluntary sector

Watch to get a better understanding of the huge contribution 160,000 plus organisations make to society.

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Charity leadership in the age of digital
How digital has changed the environment for leaders and, what they can do to adapt.

Why we're calling to keep Park Run free
Kristen Stephenson explains the value of the volunteering event, and why Stoke Gifford Parish Council should keep it free for participants.
Sustainable funding news round-up for May
Richard Sved has items on the Fundraising Preference Service, opt-in and regulation, upcoming training and more.
United Nations back Constructive Voices
Our new constructive journalism project – sharing charities' positive solutions with the media  gets the seal of approval from UN director general Michael Møller.
*Catch up with all the latest posts on our blog.*
Volunteers' Week 2016
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With more time to celebrate during this year’s Volunteers’ Week, 1-12 June, we are getting ready for the big celebration – and would love you to get involved:
Upcoming training and events

View all our training and events for 2016.
The latest advice and offers from our Trusted Suppliers

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Leading a successful charity requires both CEO and chair to work in partnership, agreeing the purpose, values, beliefs and goals at the start of an appointment. Trusted Supplier, ella forums have written a guide on how to promote and maintain this fruitful relationship.

Switching funds between currencies is often full of hidden costs. Our new Trusted Supplier GCEN will help you save on international payments. NCVO members can find out how they can save with a free currency audit. Speak to a GCEN expert on 0203 763 9870 or email ncvo@gcen.co.uk.

*Find out all the ways our 33 Trusted Suppliers can help you*

Your career
The latest vacancies on our CharityJob page include:

View all 30 CharityJob vacancies
Looking for a trustee postition?

There are 33 vacancies on our Trustee Bank (free for members to advertise on).
And here's a new opportunity from Trustees Unlimited: 

Avenues is a group of charities that supports people who are living with disabilities, illness or injury to live the best life possible. They are recruiting a Group Board Chair.
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Inspirational, topical learning from only £35

DSC Charityfair – London, 24-25 May.

There are 44 training workshops to choose, from just £35; topics include fundraising, marketing, governance, finance and more.

You’ll also benefit from free plenary sessions, a free resource area including wellbeing, free fundraising coaching, funding website demos and plenty of exhibitors.

Book now to avoid missing out.
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2016 RSPH Health & Wellbeing Awards

Now in their ninth year, the Health & Wellbeing Awards is the UK's premier scheme for promoting health and wellbeing. Entering will provide your team and organisation with the chance to gain formal recognition for its contribution to public health.
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Office space for rent in Vauxhall, London

  • 3 minutes’ walk from tube/rail station
  • 518 foot2 (54 metre2) available now
  • £24,804-27,696 per annum (including VAT, excluding business rates) depending on lease length
  • Self-contained; air-conditioned. 
  • Use of meeting space at a heavily discounted rate.

Visit our website for full details of the property or contact us on 020 7840 6110, or at info@crimeandjustice.org.uk


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