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.

Long read: Theories of change are here to stay

The theory of change approach has been around for a while now, and many charities use it to help them be more strategic about their work and their impact measurement. But it has had its fair share of criticism and skepticism over the years. Here, NPC’s Impact Management Lead James Noble tackles some of these challenges, and remakes the case for charities to develop theories of change to help guide their work.

Pushing the UK’s giving onwards and upwards

The latest Sunday Times Giving list suggests that giving by the UK’s wealthiest philanthropists is at record levels. And yet the UK currently ranks 8th in the world for charitable giving, behind countries such as the US and Australia. Sarah Denselow looks at how we can push British philanthropy forwards.

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Campaigning coalitions: How to unlock effective activism

Campaigning has gained a new lease of life recently. But today’s challenges are too complex for any one organisation to tackle alone. Nick Martlew of Crisis Action argues why working in a coalition is a powerful way to campaign, and explains how to make collective action a success.

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