People, Impact, Purpose: Introducing NPC Ignites 2019

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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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NPC Ignites
Events & Training

NPC Ignites: People, Impact, Purpose.

On 10 October 2019, 9:30 am5:00 pm
at 173 Euston Road

Book before 12 July to get your super early bird ticket. Our annual conference 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.

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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.


Walking the Talk

on 9 July 2019

Walking the Talk is our cross-sector partnership to help charities improve their diversity


Keeping children safe online

on 15 July 2019

Generation Digital have grown up with technology all around them, but treating children like adults is a dangerous road to take. We’ve been working with Nominet and ParentZone to investigate the online safety landscape so charities and funders can proactively drive best practice.

Events & Training

Thinking big in your theory of change

On 22 October 2019, 10:00 am4:30 pm
at 4th floor Harling House, 47-51 Great Suffolk Street

Are you an organisation with a mission to tackle large and complex social issues? This workshop is aimed at organisations wanting to think big in their theory of change: to influence lasting social change in a complex area.

Events & Training

New frontiers: The social sector through Brexit, Greater Manchester

On 11 September 2019, 9:30 am4:30 pm
at 103 Princess Street

This conference will bring together the social sector to discuss the potentially momentous changes Brexit will have on charities, voluntary organisations and the communities they champion and represent.


Implementing and evaluating co-design

on 1 July 2019

Our five-stage roadmap for planning and implementing your co-design. We also explore how to evaluate your outcomes and processes, and how to learn from the data.


Independent, Effective, Humane: The case for funding charities in the prison system

on 18 June 2019

The latest piece of research in our Beyond Bars program shows that while funders may be worried about the situation in prisons they can fund charities who still have a significant impact and they should not be dissuaded or leave the sector.


Radical roots to practical action—the case for place

on 8 July 2019

What does ‘place’ mean in the context of policy? And what does it mean for charities, policymakers and private funders?

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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