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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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Interactive Covid-19 data for charities and funders

on 11 May 2020

Regularly updating and interactive data on the coronavirus crisis for charities and funders. We have built an interactive dashboard which shows the places most affected by Covid-19, and those that have underlying factors—such as age, health, ethnicity—which may put them at risk.

Blogs

How much government funding has the charity sector really received?

on 16 September 2020 , 5 minute read

We recently analysed the £750m support package for charities. Now that the National Audit Office has released a Covid-19 cost tracker, we take a look at how much government money for charities has actually been spent and what extra funding has likely gone to charities.

NPC Ignites
Events & Training

NPC Ignites

On 14 October 2020, 9:30 am15 October 2020, 5:00 pm

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.

Resources

Covid-19 charity redundancies monitor

on 11 August 2020

We’re collating all the publicly available information about redundancies in the charity sector, both actual and under consultation, so philanthropists can target their giving.

Blogs

Rachael Maskell MP: ‘Pound, power and partnerships’ for the charity sector

By Rachael Maskell MP
on 21 September 2020 , 3 minute read

This week, the Labour Party is hosting an online annual conference. Rachael Maskell MP, Shadow Minister for the Voluntary and Community Sector, has authored this blog for NPC on Labour’s programme for charities.

Blogs

How can trustees build resilience through and beyond the Covid-19 crisis?

on 24 August 2020 , 4 minute read

Trustees need to enable their charities to deliver their mission post-crisis. At a recent NPC and Clothworkers’ Company seminar, two charity leaders discussed what trustees should now be thinking about, as we move on from the initial Covid-19 crisis and into the recovery.

Resources

State of the Sector 2020

on 18 May 2020

Our research captures our sector in the final few months of calm before the storm, offering insight into its strengths, weaknesses, challenges and risks, so that philanthropists, funders and policy makers can best support charities to help those who rely on them now more than ever.

Resources

Coronavirus response toolkit for charities

on 26 May 2020

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic is vast. Charities will need to be resourceful, responsive, collaborative and innovative. This toolkit pulls together all the resources we think will be useful in a charity’s response to Covid-19 right now, and over the coming months.

Resources

Theory of change in ten steps

on 9 October 2019

This new guide is a ten step handbook to creating a theory of change, built on many years of developing them for charities and funders. It will teach you the basics, our core approach, with the information you need to do any theory of change.

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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