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We’ve made our member-only resources free to everyone because of the current situation. We think it’s important people have the guidance they need to run their organisations during this time.

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  • Who's in control - working out your governance structure

    The basis of most legal forms is a two-tier power structure whereby a small group of individuals is responsible for the running of the organisation (called a board of directors, board of management, management committee, or board of trustees), but is accountable to a wider group of individuals (often called members or shareholders or owners).

  • Further resources

    Other useful resources for getting started in the voluntary sector.

  • Glossary

    A glossary unpicking some of the key terms.

  • Studyzone

    Training anywhere, anytime: online courses for the voluntary sector. Free to NCVO members, or available to buy.

  • Recruiting and managing volunteers

    From recruiting volunteers to making sure they are supported within your organisation, this section helps you get the most from your volunteers.

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