We help the charity sector achieve the greatest impact

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What we do

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Support individuals and organisations

Our team of charity experts works directly with individuals and organisations in the charity sector to improve the impact they have on their chosen causes. And we publish free charity research, insights and resources on topics like theory of change and measuring social impact so that others can benefit.

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Challenge and inspire the charity sector

We challenge, inspire and help the charity sector to do the best it can. We bring our charity research, insights and expertise to the key issues it faces, highlight best practice, and bring people together to find solutions.

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Create the conditions for impact

We know that the charity sector needs the right conditions to help it achieve change—the right policy, the right infrastructure, the right funding. So, we’re working to make this happen.

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Latest, featured and upcoming


Where are we on health?

on 21 March 2019

With government paralysed by Brexit, Dan Corry, NPC CEO, finds hope in the potential for collaboration between charities and the health service.


How are charities influencing change in the prison system?

on 5 February 2019

Early findings from conversations with policymakers, parliamentarians, charities and funders on charities’ role in influencing change in the criminal justice sector.

Events & Training

The future of tech: Embracing opportunities and managing risks

On 25 April 2019, 8:30 am10:30 am
at 2 New Street Square

This event will explore the challenges and risks for society posed by new technology, and the opportunities for the social sector to use new resources for good through the lens of young people.


Walking the Talk: Putting workplace equality, diversity and inclusion into practice

on 14 March 2019

A new cross sectoral partnership between NPC, brap, Community Links, Chwarae Teg, The Peel, Trustees Unlimited and Russam.


Snapshots of the sector 2019: Diversity

on 20 March 2019

Have attitudes to diversity among charities and funders changed since 2016? For our Snapshots of the Sector 2019 series we spoke to 20 sector leaders to find out.


Tackling the homelessness crisis: Why and how you should fund systemically

on 26 November 2018

Homelessness is a problem which has grown massively in the last decade. It is a complex issue that goes far beyond rough sleeping. Here we set homelessness in it's correct context, as a problem caused by systemic factors such as poverty, and suggest ways philanthropists can help.

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Building a measurement framework: An introduction for funders

On 21 May 2019, 10:00 am4:30 pm
at Fourth Floor, Harling House, 47-51 Great Suffolk Street

NPC’s workshop takes you through the steps involved in measuring impact, how to articulate your impact as a funder, and how best to support applicants and grantees with evaluation.


Putting the people into NPC: Our new strategy

on 12 March 2019

NPC CEO Dan Corry introduces our new strategy.

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Events & Training

How to develop a learning organisation

On 30 April 2019, 9:45 am12:15 pm
at 356 Holloway Road

Whether you’re a leader or an evaluation practitioner, it's helpful to know how best you can influence how your colleagues collect, analyse and use data to make decisions.

We have a team of around 35 staff, offering a range of industry knowledge and proficiency. Learn about their skills, experience, background and current work on everything from theory of change to philanthropy impact.

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