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.

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.

A reason to celebrate

There has been much doom and gloom about the fortunes of the sector over the past year, and much of the fault for recent scandals has been laid at the door of trustees. So it is refreshing to gain a more positive perspective in the form of an award ceremony for exemplary charity governance.

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