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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.

Roundup: Charities and the #EUref

The debate between ‘Brexiteers’ and ‘Bremainers’ is hotting up. But where do charities, trade bodies and regulators stand on the looming ‘once in a lifetime’ referendum? Here’s a summary of some key positions.

Rethinking the frontline: Why infrastructure support matters

Money is scarce in the voluntary sector, so it’s easy to see why funders may wish to channel more of their giving into vital frontline services. Yet voluntary sector infrastructure organisations are an important part of delivering good local services and, as Ruth Gripper explains, more funders should consider supporting them.

If you don’t know, ask: How to decide what to fund

The RS Macdonald Charitable Trust recently commissioned NPC to research two of their funding themes—tackling child abuse, and visual impairment. Douglas Hamilton, the Trust’s Director, explains why, and shares what he has learned along the way.

Freeing-up education data: An irresistible proposition

We think an Education Impact Data Lab (EIDL) is an irresistible proposition—using an established approach to understand what works in education. Following the publication of our case for this service, here we outline the benefits for charities, schools, government and students.

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