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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

Blogs

Putting the people into NPC: Our new strategy

on 12 March 2019

NPC CEO Dan Corry introduces our new strategy.

Resources

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.

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Events & Training

Making user involvement work for everyone

On 20 March 2019, 2:00 pm4:30 pm
at 356 Holloway Road

This seminar will address how social sector organisations can approach user involvement in ways that bring benefits to everyone, enhancing the design and delivery of services and strategies.

Blogs

DCMS appoints NPC to lead evaluation and learning for Building Connections Fund

on 2 January 2019

We're pleased to announce we'll be leading a consortium of evaluation and learning providers for the Building Connections Fund—an £11.5m investment to tackle loneliness, funded by the UK Government, the Big Lottery Fund and the Co-op Foundation.

Resources

Snapshots of the sector 2019: Brexit

on 31 January 2019
Blogs

Our pledge on place and the future of the social sector

on 7 December 2018

Our commitment, signed by charities, funders and infrastructure bodies to work in a way that emphasises place as a positive way to achieve the changes we are all working towards.

Events & Training

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.

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

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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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