13 Free Digital Tools for Charities

‘Going digital’ doesn’t mean just using digital tools, is it much more about the culture of an organisation. That being said, digital tools can open up significant areas to explore,…

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Child Health and Wellbeing Survey – North East and North Cumbria

North East and North Cumbria Child Health and Wellbeing Network wants to gather views of those from all sectors involved with children and young people in a short survey, as…

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The Charity Governance Awards 2019 are open!

Now in its fourth year, the awards aim to recognise and reward great charity governance by shining a spotlight on your success stories and awarding £35,000 in prizes to winning…

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New mental health support in schools and colleges and faster access to NHS care

In 2017, the Government published its Green Paper for Transforming children and young people’s mental health, which detailed proposals for expanding access to mental health care for children and young…

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13 Free Digital Tools for Charities

‘Going digital’ doesn’t mean just using digital tools, is it much more about the culture of an organisation. That being said, digital tools can open up significant areas to explore,…

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New mental health support for mums

A new set of mental health leaflets offer support for mums, their families, and the teams that care for them. The eight leaflets cover a broad range of topics including…

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Charity Awards 2019 open for applications

    The Charity Awards is Civil Society Media’s annual awards programme held to identify, recognise and reward those organisations doing exceptional work in all areas of charitable activity. Awards…

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New Governance Toolkit from NCVO

            NCVO have developed and published the ‘governance wheel’, a simple tool that helps boards of voluntary organisations quickly get a sense of how well…

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Launch of Charity Digital Code of Practice

The UK’s first Charity Digital Code of Practice has recently been launched following an extensive consultation and input from across the sector. The Code, which has been produced to provide charities with…

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Autumn budget 2018: Sector reactions

On Monday 29 October, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond delivered the latest Budget. This included key funding announcements for Universal Credit, the NHS and local government as well as a…

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#YouMadeItHappen campaign

            NCVO – the National Council for Voluntary Organisations – wants to remind people of everything that’s great about charities, and show them we’re very…

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Charity Commission publishes new five year strategy

            The Charity Commission has unveiled a new five-year strategy for the sector, demanding higher standards of behaviour. In her speech launching the Strategy, Baroness…

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Hired, Fired or Sick and Tired

          Our Operations Manager, Phil Bagnall, blogs about an important GDPR issue: “It must have happened to you at some time. The phone rings. A member…

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Advice for larger organisations: GDPR and employment references

        Our Operations Manager, Phil Bagnall blogs about an important aspect of GDPR for larger organisations: “If you employ staff then there is an important rule within…

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Views wanted on The Charity Digital Code of Practice

        The Charity Digital Code of Practice has recently been launched, developed by a partnership of organisations including Zoe Amar Digital, Charity Comms, The Charity Commission, Office for…

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Carers Federation launches Virtual Learning Environment

Carers Federation are a City and Guilds Approved Training Centre and are investing in new technologies to improve and increase its training portfolio with the aim of making learning much…

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New resource for trustee boards: Legal Compliance Checklist

        NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations) has published a useful legal compliance checklist for trustees of voluntary organisations. The document contains a list of legal aspects…

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GDPR Toolkit for North Tyneside groups

        VODA has updated our privacy policies and reviewed how we collect, process and store your data in line with new GDPR legislation. Further details can be…

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Trustees welcome pack from the Charity Commission

            The Charity Commission has designed a welcome pack for new charity trustees. Focusing on the main duties of the role, the pack provides essential…

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Charity Commission publishes advice on safeguarding

            The Charity Commission says safeguarding should be a priority for all charities, not just those working with groups traditionally considered at risk. It comes…

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