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We work to build a stronger charitable sector by running campaigns, influencing government and encouraging people to give to good causes

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    Creating an age of giving

    Conclusions from the Growing Giving Parliamentary Inquiry.
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    Do As I Say, Not As I Do; UK policy and the global closing space for civil society

    This report explores recent policy developments affecting the advocacy function of civil society organisations in the UK as well as the nature of the UK's soft power and the different ways in which it can be wielded.
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    A stronger Britain; The role of charities in post-Brexit Britain

    As people struggled to unpick what the result of the EU referendum and Brexit process meant, we produced a report setting out how charities could play an essential role in building a stronger Britain.
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    A post-careers advice services; encouraging volunteering in retirement

    We called for the Government to explore the introduction of a Post-Careers Advice Service to provide older people with information about volunteering opportunities.
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    Under the microscope; a look at what MP's and the public think about charities

    In the aftermath of the 2015 general election, we wanted to find out more about people’s attitudes on the policies proposed for the voluntary sector, and how those compared to politicians.
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    Young Trustees; unlocking the potential of young trustees

    Young people are significantly underrepresented in trustee roles at charities. This guide sets out actions charities can take to improve the experience of young trustees and encourage more young people to take up trustee positions.
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    Give & Learn; recognising social action in the UCAS process

    We worked with UCAS to create specific guidance targeted at young people, explaining how involvement in social action can help strengthen a UCAS application and giving them ideas of how to get involved.
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    Blue book of the voluntary sector - 2015

    Ahead of the 2015 general election, CAF and ACEVO launched a project to give senior politicians and influential thinkers a platform to set out their vision for the future of the voluntary sector. This is the Conservative party vision.
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    Red book of the voluntary sector - 2015

    Ahead of the 2015 general election, CAF and ACEVO launched a project to give senior politicians and influential thinkers a platform to set out their vision for the future of the voluntary sector. This is the Labour party vision.
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    Yellow book of the voluntary sector - 2015

    Ahead of the 2015 general election, CAF and ACEVO launched a project to give senior politicians and influential thinkers a platform to set out their vision for the future of the voluntary sector. This is the Liberal Democrat Labour party vision.
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    Britain’s Civic Core

    Just 9% of people are responsible for two-thirds of all charitable activity and 24% of people engage in little or no charitable activity. We took our report to the 2013 party conferences and asked how we could grow Britain’s Civic Core.

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