People, Impact, Purpose: Introducing NPC Ignites 2019

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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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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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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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NPC Ignites
Events & Training

NPC Ignites: People, Impact, Purpose.

On 10 October 2019, 9:30 am5:00 pm
at 173 Euston Road

Our annual conference is designed to help charities keep pace with change and anticipate new trends and innovations to ensure their organisations are always maximising their social impact.


Independent, Effective, Humane: The case for funding charities in the prison system

on 18 June 2019

The latest piece of research in our Beyond Bars program shows that while funders may be worried about the situation in prisons they can fund charities who still have a significant impact and they should not be dissuaded or leave the sector.

training workshop
Events & Training

Improving your impact practice: An introduction for charities

On 25 June 2019, 10:00 am4:30 pm
at Fourth Floor, Harling House, 47-51 Great Suffolk Street

Understanding your impact and sharing what you learn is key to the voluntary sector becoming more effective. In this one day training workshop we go through what you should be measuring and why, and how to use this data.

Events & Training

What role can the social sector play in tackling youth crime?

On 3 July 2019, 8:30 am10:30 am
at 2 New Street Square

Ahead of the summer holidays when youth crime traditionally increases we will be asking what role the social sector can play in tackling the challenge of youth crime.

Events & Training

Power dynamics in grant-making: Building power

On 16 July 2019, 10:30 am1:00 pm
at Fourth Floor, Harling House, 47-51 Great Suffolk Street

It is important to understand how funders can build power in civil society. This seminar will explore how funders can increase the capacity of organisations which advocate for change.


Labour’s Civil Society Strategy

on 14 June 2019 , 5 minute read

Labour launched its own Civil Society Strategy this week. Here Tom Collinge, NPC Media and Communications Manager draws out what this means for charities and funders.


Charities, young people and digital mental health services

on 24 April 2019

This paper reviews the landscape of mental health provision for young people. It explores how services are suited to certain conditions, the features which makes services appealing to young people, and suggests strategies by which funders can support charities to do more in this area in future.


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.

Dan Corry

Putting the people into NPC: Our new strategy

on 12 March 2019

NPC CEO Dan Corry introduces our new strategy.

We have a team of around 40 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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