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State of the Sector


Whether it is the impact of the EU referendum vote or widespread economic, political and social change, these are times of great flux for charities. NPC’s State of the Sector programme will inject new thinking and ideas on how charity sector leaders can adapt and thrive in this changing context. We believe there is both an opportunity and a necessity for charities, social enterprises and funders to rethink how they approach strategy, leadership and governance, as well as the resources they draw on and the relationships they build to deliver greater impact in a ever more complex world.

Our first paper, Boldness in times of change: Rethinking the charity sector for the future, outlines key challenges and opportunities for sector leaders. It makes the case for a bold and imaginative response and highlights ‘bright spots’ of practice throughout.

The next stages of this ongoing programme are underway and include further research with sector leaders, advisors and commentators through qualitative and quantitative research plus a compilation of essays exploring new approach. We launch this research in May.

To find out how you can get involved, please get in touch with Patrick Murray, our Head of Policy & External Affairs. Tell us what you think on Twitter using the hashtag #StateoftheSector.

We are grateful to our programme sponsors: PwCBarrow Cadbury Trust,EcclesiasticalOdgers Berndtson and Cripplegate Foundation.

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