Theory of Change

Introducing: Our new ten step guide to creating your theory of change

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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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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.

Events & Training

Trustees and theory of change: Everything you need to know

On 18 November 2019, 4:00 pm6:00 pm
at Dunster Court, Mincing Lane

A theory of change describes what an organisation wants to achieve and how it plans to get there. At this free event learn how it can be used to refine your strategy and improve your impact.

Blogs

State of the Sector 2020

on 31 October 2019

State of the sector, our comprehensive survey of the opinions of charity leaders is returning for 2020. Theo Clay, lead researcher on the project sets out what's changed, what's stayed the same, and what we hope to achieve.

Resources

How to engage young people in arts and culture

on 4 October 2019

The artistic landscape is shifting. Across the country, budgetary pressures and the demands of career-focussed choices mean we may be facing a generation of young people who have never experienced art at school or anywhere else. Philanthropists have an opportunity to change this.

Resources

Learning together as a sector: NHS charities using shared measurement

on 4 September 2019

NPC has worked with Imperial HealthCharity to analyse the potential for shared measurement among NHS charities.

Blogs

What role can the social sector play in tackling the homelessness crisis?

on 14 November 2019 , 5 minute read

What can the social sector do to help tackle the homelessness crisis?

Events & Training

Improving your impact practice: An introduction for charities

On 26 November 2019, 10:00 am4:30 pm
at 4th 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.

Resources

Our framework for Place

on 14 August 2019

The places where we live and work define who we are and what we do. We've developed this framework to share common characteristics we’ve identified from our consulting and think tank work, which we believe will prove invaluable for developing your own place-based projects.

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Blogs

My best life

on 18 July 2019 , 5 minute read

Introducing our new open and collaborative initiative to develop digital solutions to the challenges young people face.

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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