Announcements from the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement and Spending Review of particular interest to those in voluntary organisations.
This news item should be updated with further detail and links over the next day or so. Also see our CharityBlog Storify.
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A quick couple of recent news and views on the fundraising regulation changes.
The Institute of Fundraising and the Small Charities Coalition have announced that they will work together to engage smaller charities on the fundraising reforms. They want to feed the ideas, concerns and recommendations of such organisations into the establishment of the new Charity Fundraising Regulator and Fundraising Preference Service proposals. Further details will follow soon – the IoF news item also gives an email address to register interest.
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Sector consultancy nfpSynergy has put together some stats in ‘Facts and Figures – Baby Boomers, Charities, and an Ageing Population’.
“Ageing baby boomers entering retirement have always represented a huge potential for the charity sector not only as donors, but also as volunteers, with many living longer, healthier lives. Worryingly, however, a significant funding chasm is emerging between baby boomers and the preceding generation, who tend both to give more and volunteer in larger numbers.”
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A new Certificate in Charity Law and Governance is being launched by the ‘professional body for governance’, ICSA. It aims to help support people working in the charity sector (in England and Wales) whose roles are affected by legal regulation and governance issues.
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A new report from the Justice Involving Volunteers in Europe, run by Clinks, is ‘The design and delivery of volunteering in the Criminal Justice System‘. It presents the results of a study conducted on volunteer recruitment, management, training and support practices within the justice systems of six European countries, and aims to highlight existing practice and work methodologies as a way of learning by example.
Clinks is also doing further research on volunteering taking place in prison, and will shortly be putting out a call for case studies of good practice in prison volunteering, followed in early January by an online questionnaire. Check their Valuing Volunteering page for updates.
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Some recent resource material for charity trustees and managers.
Sector think tank New Philanthropy Capital has a new briefing paper for trustees following its seminar on charity strategy, ‘Developing an effective strategy: An introduction for trustees‘. Sections cover topics such as The right team for the job and the importance of context, with a couple of short case studies.
Also from NPC, a briefing paper on how trustees can ensure their charities are focusing on impact, also following on from a seminar. ‘Developing an effective strategy: An introduction for trustees‘ has a few more case studies and focuses on the Impact Cycle of ‘Plan, Do, Assess, Review’.
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