Race, gender, and disability are vital stepping stones when it comes to the real benefits of diversity

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There is a lot of talk about diversity in the charity sector and wider society. In this week's blog Joe Saxton looks at the importance of diversity in changing all aspects of society, as well as the impetus on organisations to embrace the cultural changes and management challenges that come with greater diversity.

How can the Royal family use its patronage to best affect?

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By Joe Saxton

There has been quite a bit of recent discussion about whether having a royal patron actually makes any difference (https://www.civilsociety.co.uk/news/majority-of-uk-charities-with-royal-patrons-had-zero-public-engagements-with-them-last-year.html). There is no doubt that, done well, royal involvement can make a real difference to charities and causes.

New research: the UK’s BAME population is likely to be at the heart of the coronavirus volunteer response

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We surveyed 1,000 members of Britain's Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME)​ population to learn more about the ways this audience engages with charities. The blog takes a closer look at volunteering, fundraising and trust in institutions trends among the BAME population and compares those to some of the findings from our research with the general public done through our Charity Awareness Monitor (CAM). The full set of findings is linked in the blog.

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