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.

Leading impact

Managing change: a unique challenge for charities

In order to drive change you need a burning platform. Then you need a vision of success, and a plan to get there. Together these three elements need to overcome inevitable resistance to change and difficulty in making it happen. We will be working with participants to debate what this looks like at our Leading Impact conference in March.


To Northern Ireland and beyond!

My Irish mother would be very pleased with me: I think I’m falling in love with Northern Ireland. Not only does it have beautiful landscape, friendly people and an excellent Titanic exhibition, but it’s seriously thinking about what it can do to help young people find and keep a good job.

Happy relations

Happy relations: Pay attention to the things we love

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, and the time is ripe for reminders about paying attention to the things we love. Excellent relationships come in many forms, though, and this week NPC has its thoughts more on the boardroom than the bedroom—specifically, the rocky relations at the top of UK charities.

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