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.

Foundation boards must ask: Are we being ambitious enough?

How much a foundation pays out goes to their heart of its mission. But many boards do not regularly consider how much money they are giving away over all, and whether this fits with what they’re trying to achieve. So how can trustees guard against being too conservative in their spending?

Looking on the bright side of Brexit

Article 50 is set to be triggered this week. The prospect of leaving the EU may be causing great anxiety and uncertainty for many charities, and the sector as a whole. But disruption can also bring opportunities to reassess and rebalance the status quo.

Charities and tech companies: Natural bedfellows?

For charities, cost is not the only barrier to embracing technology. Tech company Yoti are exploring how else they can support charities harness digital for good. Here Anna from their Social Partnerships team shares they’ve learned so far about making it work.

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