Our Work

Strategy for charities

NPC is a charity too, and we share your passion for making the greatest possible difference. We care about the issues that matter to you and we take time to understand the unique contribution you make to improving lives.

We have a wealth of experience gained from our work with charities, social enterprises, and funders, since 2002. In addition, we bring insights from our think tank work, for example on cross-cutting issues or future trends.

Our charity clients range from Scope to Solar Aid, MS Society to National Osteoporosis Society. 97% of our clients in the past year say they would recommend us to others, and 1 in 2 have used NPC’s services before.

How we work with you

Our goal is to help you develop a strategy that carries impact and becomes reality. We can engage staff, stakeholders and beneficiaries in the process so that they become part of the plan. Our measurement team can then help you to measure the impact of your new strategy.

We use models and frameworks to navigate tricky internal and external issues—having pioneered the use of theory of change in the UK and developed our strategy guidance. And we work flexibly with our clients to choose the best approaches and tools to use. We will act as a ‘critical friend’ throughout, choosing a facilitative approach rather than a prescriptive one.

What we do

We can help you move forwards with a clear and convincing strategy and assist with all four components of our strategy triangle tool:

  • Our facilitators can explore vital questions with you about what you are aiming to achieve, sometimes using theory of change to drive this discussion.NPC’s strategy triangle logo
  • We can conduct an independent assessment of your charity’s effectiveness, using our own methodology to understand your resources and capabilities.
  • Our researchers draw on NPC’s wealth of experience of analysing sectors and horizon scanning to help you understand the external environment.
  • Using tools such as the ‘risk cube’ we can help you identify where your charity adds most value and focus your strategy.

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