We help the charity sector achieve the greatest impact

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What we do

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


Whose data is it anyway?

By Baillie Aaron
on 19 September 2018

Spark Inside deliver coaching in prisons to encourage rehabilitation, reduce violence and lower reoffending. Their CEO, Baillie Aaron, will be speaking at NPC Ignites and here sets out the challenges of evaluating programmes with incarcerated people and how they used co-design to overcome them.

Events & Training

NPC Ignites 2018

On 10 October 2018, 9:30 am5:00 pm
at 173 Euston Road

NPC Ignites 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.


Welcome to our new (more user-friendly) website

on 13 September 2018

Katy Murray, NPC Comms Manager, sets out some of the thinking behind our new website.


Are we failing to focus on disadvantaged places?

on 12 September 2018

New research has revealed the scale of the problem in local government finances in the most disadvantaged areas of the country. Is it time for the social sector to come together in a coalition for change to help tackle this looming crisis—and prevent it from happening again?


Walking the talk on diversity

on 3 July 2018

The moral and business case for greater diversity and inclusion in the charity sector is clear. Yet time and again, research into diversity amongst trustees and senior managers in the charity sector shows little progress. Our research briefing asks: what is holding the charity sector back from putting words into action?

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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.


We need to talk about brexit

on 17 August 2018

With just over half a year till the UK's official exit from the European Union, Clare Wilkins, NPC Head of Development, asks if charities are talking about the issues and opportunities it will throw up loudly enough?


Civil Society Strategy 2018: Consultation response

on 22 May 2018

Our submission to the government's Civil Society Strategy consultation.

Events & Training

Improving your impact practice: An introduction for charities

On 13 November 2018, 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.

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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