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

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

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

Looking back on 2018

on 19 December 2018 , 4 minute read

As 2018 draws to a close, it’s the perfect time to take a step back and reflect on the last 12 months. This year has featured some big challenges. Find out how we responded to some of the complex issues of 2018.

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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

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.

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.

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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.

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Creating a theory of change: An introduction for charities

On 12 February 2019, 10:00 am
at Fourth Floor, Harling House, 47-51 Great Suffolk Street

This one day training with talk you through implementing a clear and robust theory of change that can help to develop and refine your strategy.

Blogs

NPC welcomes new Minister for Sport and Civil Society, Mims Davies

on 28 November 2018

On the 5th of November 2018 Mims Davies was made Minister for Sport and Civil Society. Here NPC CEO Dan Corry welcomes her to the role and suggests some priorities to make her time in the role a success.

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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