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What has Covid-19 taught us about leadership?

September 2020

Segun Olowookere | Restless Development

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Segun Olowookere reflects on what we have learnt about leadership through responding to Covid-19, and asks what will voluntary sector leadership look like in the future?

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Learning within trusts and foundations is critical: balancing data with intuition; combining evidence with instinct. Here are four things evaluation and learning staff have shared, through the Evaluation Roundtable Community of Practice, that help make sense of how learning informs decision-making.

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This blog highlights the creative and thoughtful adaptations that our network of 32 NHS Trust volunteer teams have made to enable young people to continue volunteering during Covid-19.

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Rethinking accountability in philanthropy

August 2020

Katie Turner | Deputy Head of Research

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We hear from Jo Wells, Director of The Blagrave Trust, to understand more about their approach to remaining responsive and accountable to the needs of those that they are set up to serve – in their case, young people between 14 and 25.

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How can small charities be heard?

August 2020

Katie Turner

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We recently hosted a conversation for small charities with those who fund and support them, to explore their social change role over the next 12-18 months. Seven things stood out from their reflections and the discussions that followed.

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Covid-19 in 50 languages

July 2020

Mike Aiken

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Mike Aiken looks at how one Sussex charity - Sussex Interpreting Services - has re-designed their entire service, at short notice, to continue providing vital support during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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6 reflections on collaboration during Covid-19

July 2020

Nancy Towers | SEUK & Sonakshi Anand | IVAR

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We share the challenges to and pressures of cross-sector partnership working in healthcare settings during the pandemic.

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Seeing with an applicant’s eye

July 2020

Ben Cairns

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15 weeks ago, we proposed five principles to guide funders in rising to the challenge of the Covid-19 crisis. However, some VCSE organisations now report worrying signs of wobble and strain, even in the most open and agile of funders.

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Acting locally in the Covid-19 era

July 2020

Mike Aiken

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Mike Aiken explores the current landscape for local community action and if the Covid-19 pandemic has stimulated or stifled it.

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Six ways VCSE leaders are adapting to Covid-19

June 2020

Emily Dyson, Rebecca Moran

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Over the past 11 weeks, we’ve hosted peer support sessions for over 180 VCSE leaders across the UK. We’re publishing regular briefings about the challenges they are facing; we’ve also heard much about how these are being overcome. In celebration of Small Charity Week, we wanted to share six ways in which VCSE leaders are adapting.

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