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.

Whitehall government

A clause too far?

Another weekend, another round of uncomfortable headlines for the charity sector. This time it was the Government announcing that all grant agreements will include a new very broad clause to prevent money being used by charities to lobby for policy changes. Here we delve into the scant detail available to highlight some important points of note.

NHS reforms

Can philanthropy cure the NHS?

All eyes remain on the NHS as the junior doctors’ contract debate rumbles on and another strike is planned. Meanwhile, charities are making inroads into healthcare, but are benefactors right to worry about propping up the state?

theory of change - it's for funders too!

6 interesting reads from the world of funding

Helping grant-makers and philanthropists think through their giving has been central to NPC since we were founded, and we keep a close eye on news and issues in the sector. We’ve rounded up some interesting and challenging reading which should provide plenty of food for thought.

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