NPC produces high quality, independent research into the charity sector. Our reports explore how charities and funders are tackling the UK’s social problems and share lessons and practical insights.

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Matter of trust: What the public thinks of charities

What does the public think about charities? What drives trust, or the lack of it? How do factors such as whether someone donates to or volunteers for a charity affect trust and confidence? This brief paper provides our interim findings from an online survey carried out in mid-October 2014 by Ipsos MORI for NPC.


10 innovations in global philanthropy

Philanthropy has never been so important to address the complex social and environmental issues we face. In this report, we highlight ten exciting innovations from around the world which are helping to grow philanthropy both in scale and by ensuring resources are used most effectively.

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Smart money: Understanding the impact of social investment

Smart social investment can bring money to address some of our most enduring social problems. But the pressure is on to prove that these results are achieved. This paper shares our lessons learnt so far and builds on our experience in the social sector to suggest how we might achieve better impact measurement for social investment in the future.

Building on potential

Building on potential

As the Labour Party concludes its consultation with the charity sector, NPC urges shadow ministers to rethink its pledge on public service commissioning, and to look closely at the future of volunteering and the impact charities have on the ground.

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