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.

Clinks blog

How can we make evidence easier?

NPC and Project Oracle have joined forces to create a series of videos and an interactive presentation that starts to show you how to develop an appropriate and effective approach to evidence. The presentation covers four main areas.

The HorseCourse

Can horses help prevent reoffending?

We recently helped TheHorseCourse, an innovative charity that delivers an equine-assisted behaviour programme in prisons and other settings, to develop a theory of change. We have published the work here so that other charities can see the process and think about how it might apply to them.

High impact blog

Creating a high-energy culture

Our staff love receiving data on impact, says Hugh Rayment-Pickard, Director of Development at IntoUniversity. It allows them to take strategic programme decisions at a local level, developing their own solutions and being creative in finding new ways for the charity to achieve its objectives.


Stephen Lloyd was a great friend to NPC

Stephen was much admired and a great friend to NPC. We worked with Stephen throughout our history, especially when we most needed help and guidance on starting out a decade ago, and he gave a wonderful presentation at one of our events as recently as the last few weeks.


Well-being in Northern Ireland

Significant challenges to the well-being of communities in Northern Ireland include highly complex issues, such as public unrest , significant variations in educational attainment, and high suicide rates. Responsibility for tackling these diverse and deeply-rooted challenges resides, as you might expect, with different government departments.

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