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.

Raising the bar

Raising the bar: NPC’s response to BSC’s transparency consultation

In our 2015 manifesto we called on Big Society Capital (BSC) to promote greater transparency in the social investment sector. We therefore welcome BSC’s positive response and the subsequent open conversation about transparency. In our submission to the consultation we outline where we think BSC can go further to be successful in achieving its mission.

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Under the microscope: Data, charities and working with offenders

Thousands of UK charities work to help ex-offenders, and since 2012 NPC has been developing ways to help those charities understand and develop their impact for their beneficiaries. We have produced this paper to examine the progress made so far, and to make recommendations for how criminal justice charities can strengthen their work in the future.

Systems change: A guide to what it is and how to do it

Systems change: A guide to what it is and how to do it

Systems change has been attracting the attention of those in the social sector who want to deal with the root causes of problems, but, despite the buzz, much of what is written is abstract in tone. With the support of LankellyChase Foundation we have produced this guide to plug a gap in the systems change literature—providing accessible material and recommendations for action.

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