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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.

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Are you sitting uncomfortably?

This week at our annual conference there were some serious challenges made to the sector about how we deliver change. From issues around power and privilege, to civil society’s unique assets going to waste, our Head of Think Tank and External Affairs Lucy de Las Casas explores.

A time for radicalism

NPC held fringe events at the Labour and Conservative party conferences this year. Here our Head of Policy and External Affairs Patrick Murray reports back. He argues that conference season may be over, but there are lessons from it that we can take forward: namely, the need for a dose of radicalism.

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Giving the voluntary sector some space to think

NPC’s CEO Dan Corry wrote recently: ‘There are a lot of very good people in the charity and social enterprise sector, but they have no bloody time to think.’ Here he talks over our upcoming annual conference, designed to help organisations lift their heads from the day-to-day and explore cutting-edge thinking.

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