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How Charities Work – a resource for you

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NCVO has created a website,, to help explain some of the common questions that are asked about charities.

We’ve used some of the messaging insights from our research to inform its content.

It’s not intended to win over hardened cynics, but it’s there to give people a place to find reliable answers to some of their questions.

We hope it will also be useful as a guide to helping you craft answers to some of these issues.

As well as general information on issues such as staff and fundraising, the site has explainers on knotty topics, including:

We intend that the site will evolve over time and we’d welcome your feedback.

Page last edited Sep 11, 2017

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