NPC’s blog features opinion, news and debate around key issues affecting charities and funders. As well as posts by our own expert team, we feature guest bloggers from across the voluntary sector: from front-line charities to philanthropy advisors, grant-makers to government commissioners.

Read our take on the sector’s important questions, join in the discussion and share your views.


Work to improve educational outcomes? We need your views!

Many charities and social enterprises provide young people with support to improve their outcomes in school. To do this effectively, they need to evidence their impact and build an understanding of which approaches are most successful. But currently charities struggle to access data on what happens to young people after an intervention, so they don’t know if their work has had an impact on attainment or attendance. We’re building the case for an education data lab service to overcome this issue—read on for details of our survey so you can have your say.

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Reflections on systems change

Guest blog from Alice Evans, Director of Systems Change at LankellyChase Foundation, reflecting on our guide to systems change and drawing insights from the people and organisations they’ve funded.

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What makes a ‘good’ charity?

In response to Ian Oakley-Smith of PwC’s blogs on the hallmarks of a successful charity, Iona Joy reflects on this business perspective and considers whether there are additional ingredients needed for charities to truly create impact.

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