A flagship report from charity think tank NPC explores to what extent and how charities are transforming to deliver greater impact in a changing world. Charities are under ever-increasing pressure to deliver more with less, amplified by recent fundraising and governance scandals. While some are adapting and taking the lead in new thinking and ways of operating, others are lagging
NPC welcomes that giving from the richest is up, but a lot more is possible.
Thinking about how to promote and encourage civil society has faded out of the policy debate argues a new report by charity think tank leader Dan Corry and academic Gerry Stoker. That must change. The report argues that in the past the Labour government engaged with this agenda – if often in too top-down a way. David Cameron had a
Government must embrace and work with the charity sector to have a chance of achieving a rehabilitation revolution, argues new NPC research on the voluntary sector’s contribution in criminal justice.
NPC welcomes the ‘Stronger charities for a stronger society’ report from the Lords Select Committee on Charities, which takes up a number of our recommendations, though there are areas were the Committee could have done more.
NPC welcomes the inclusion of charities in the UK Digital Strategy, but pushes for further integration. NPC’s Patrick Murray and Tris Lumley follow up their response to the government’s Digital Strategy with a brief statement.
NPC announces the launch of £1.8 million in grant funding available to charities and social enterprises over the next year and a half through the Impact Management Programme.
Faith-based charities are ‘unappreciated’ and are sometimes ‘viewed with suspicion’, according to new NPC research which collected extensive data over an 18-month period. More than a quarter of charities in England and Wales have an association with faith, raising £16.3bn annually for their work in the sector, and there are misconceptions around faith-based charities which need to be addressed.
There is a strong tradition of partnership between ACF and NPC, which has already produced valuable resources for ACF’s members. We look forward to having a good relationship with its new CEO as a critical friend.
We’re keen to ensure ongoing relationships with ACEVO, so we can work together to help charities make the greatest impact possible.