NPC is the think tank and consultancy for the social sector.
We help charities, foundations, philanthropists, impact investors, social enterprises, businesses, and the public sector to maximise social impact in the lives of the people they serve.
At NPC we create, develop, and test new ideas
We don’t believe in change for change’s sake, but if we’re serious about creating positive social change then we all need to get out of our comfort zones and adapt.See how we innovate
At NPC we can help you improve your work so you can focus on the people you serve
We provide the tools and resources to enable charities and funders to work as efficiently and effectively as possible, making best use of their funding.Explore how we can help you
At NPC we use our data, voice and convening power to advocate for the sector
We work with policy makers and sector leaders to advocate for the right policies and regulation to enable charities to do their best work for the people who need them.See how we influence
NPC's team of experts can help
Making a positive difference isn’t easy. Whether you’re a charity or funder, social enterprise or philanthropist, private sector or public sector body, our team of charity experts can help.See how we can help
Resources & Insights
How to embed DEI into your grant-making cycle
A practical guide to becoming a diverse, equitable, and inclusive funder
How will the climate and nature crises impact young people?
How the climate and nature crises and related policy will impact young people.
Confronting the cost of living crisis
The cost-of-living crisis is as big a crisis as covid, possibly bigger. We need the kind of mobilisation that we saw at the start of the pandemic.
Theory of change in ten steps
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.
Where next for social impact?
For 20 years NPC has been helping philanthropists and charities to maximise social impact in the lives of the people they serve. To mark our 20th birthday, we've been talking to leading figures and people doing things differently to ask: Where next for social impact?
Evaluation and learning for funders: key principles and approaches
The seminar is designed as an introduction to key principles and approaches. It is suitable for those just starting out in evaluation and learning.
On 20 June 2023, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm at Zoom
AI in the charity sector: getting past the hype
This event is for participants to learn, identify and understand the potential benefits and risks of artificial intelligence in the charity sector.
On 14 June 2023, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm at Zoom
NPC Ignites 2023
NPC's annual conference returns for 2023
On 17 October 2023 at 356 Holloway Road
Listen: How can grant-makers make funding fairer?
Listen to Sarah Denselow, NPC's Principal for Effective Philanthropy, discuss our upcoming guide to diverse, equitable and inclusive grantmaking on the Third Sector Podcast.
If our justice system is to be fit for the future, charities must lead the way
There is a twin role that charities must play to improve the justice system.
Listen: Where next for the impact agenda?
In this podcast, recorded for The Do One Better Podcast, Dan Corry talks with Alberto Lidji about the future of the impact agenda.
Strategy implementation in times of change
This is the fourth blog in a series on updating your charity strategy.
How can trustees navigate the cost-of-living crisis?
In this blog we outline four key tips on how trustees can navigate the cost-of-living crisis.
Moving towards more equitable evaluation practice in the UK
On 1st February 2023 the Equitable Evaluation Collective (EEC) hosted a free workshop, for people working in the UK social sector, to discuss why and how the sector can move toward greater equitable evaluation practice.
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