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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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Resources

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 attracting more attention as it becomes more visible on our streets, but is a complex issue that goes far beyond rough sleeping. Here we set homelessness in it's correct context, as a problem caused

Blogs

Charities in prisons: Relationships, incentives, and access

on 7 November 2018

Researcher Theo Clay shares some early work from Criminal Justice Project. We have been speaking to around 30 charities to hear about their challenges, but also to shine a light on examples of prisons and charities working well together.

Resources

Funding a good start: Philanthropy and the early years sector in the UK

on 20 November 2018

Funders can help reduce inequalities in life outcomes by supporting charities intervening in this early period of a child’s life. Here we outline the various ways in which philanthropists could make an impact in this area.

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Events & Training

Stories and numbers: Choosing what impact data to collect

On 22 January 2019, 2:00 pm4:30 pm
at 356 Holloway Road

Exploring what’s the best balance to reach between quantitative and qualitative data.

Resources

Make it count: Why impact matters in user involvement

on 9 October 2018

Involving users in shaping services and strategies is increasingly considered to be both the right and most effective way for the social sector and charities to work. This paper argues for a greater focus in the social sector on what user involvement aims to achieve and evidencing its effectiveness.

Blogs

Audio: How can charities harness new power dynamics?

on 31 October 2018

Chief Executive of Nesta Geoff Mulgan works with charities and social organisations around the world to help them understand the ways technology is shaping the future. Here he speaks to attendees of NPC Ignites 2018 on the changing nature of power in the world today and what it means for charities.

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Blogs

What are the barriers to learning from evaluation?

on 18 October 2018

What are the real, practical barriers which stop charities learning from the information they have on themselves? Drawing on a recent session at NPC Ignites, Anne Kazimirski, Head of Measurement and Evaluation, explores the issues.

Events & Training

How embracing digital can transform your charity

On 14 January 2019, 4:00 pm6:00 pm
at Dunster Court, Mincing Lane

This seminar will explore what trustees need to think about when embracing digital in their charities.

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Events & Training

Data visualisation: What’s it all about?

On 26 February 2019, 9:45 am12:15 pm
at 356 Holloway Road

This seminar explores how communicating the story of your data can influence how well your audiences engages with the findings, and how much can be learnt from them.

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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