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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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.

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 better efforts to evidence t

Events & Training

Reviewing and improving your charity’s strategy

On 11 December 2018
at Fourth Floor, Harling House, 47-51 Great Suffolk Street

This one-day workshop is designed to help you think about your charity strategy, whatever your size or mission.

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A product or a journey? Our approach to consultancy for charities and funders

on 17 September 2018

Why is NPC both a charity and a consultancy? What do we bring to the clients we work with? Sally Bagwell, Deputy Head of our Charities Team, explains.

Resources

Where next for charities and civil society? Dan Corry’s NPC Ignites 2018 speech

on 11 October 2018

At this year's NPC Ignites conference, NPC CEO Dan Corry asked the sector to imagine what an ideal version of itself might look like. He identified areas for improvement, such as concern for impact, and used new evidence together with existing resources to show there are issues with the sectors geog

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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.

Blogs

Let’s have more collaboration and less merger

By Duncan Shrubsole
on 8 October 2018

Ahead of his appearance at NPC Ignites, Duncan Shrubsole, Director of Policy Communications and Research at Lloyds Bank Foundation argues that talk of mergers in the social sector is detracting from the value of collaboration.

Resources

Evaluation of the Building Resilient Economies programme

on 1 October 2018

In 2013 Friends Provident Foundation launched the Building Resilient Economies programme, motivated by the failures of the economic system to meet the needs of society and the environment. They asked us to evaluate this work.

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.

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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