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Like many the NPC team will be working remotely until further notice.

Please do get in touch with us as usual by email and telephone and visit the events page for more information on changes to our events programme.

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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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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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State of the Sector 2020: The condition of charities before the COVID-19 crisis

on 24 March 2020

Early findings from State of the Sector 2020 providing a picture of the challenges charities were facing just before the Covid-19 crisis.

Blogs

Why government and philanthropists must come together for charities now

on 18 March 2020 , 4 minute read

The country is in a very deep crisis. We are working with philanthropists and partners on how they can more effectively fund charities now. And we want to hear more ideas about what can be done.

Resources

A rebalancing act: How funders can address power dynamics

on 17 March 2020

Our practical guide for funders follows our popular 2019 seminar series, in which charities and funders debated how power dynamics express themselves in the sector, and what funders can do to share power, wield power well, and build power in others.

David Pritchard
Blogs

How ‘Response Funds’ in the U.S. are confronting Covid-19

on 27 March 2020

"From where I sit the philanthropic response has been positive so far, but this is a stoppage like no other." NPC's man in the U.S. comments on the situation there.

Resources

Understanding Impact

on 12 February 2020

How to turn your theory of change into a plan for measurement, the five types of data you will need to pay attention to, and how to prioritise what to measure.

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Supporting charities and funders by being a critical friend

on 10 March 2020 , 4 minute read

We think of our consulting work as a journey, not a product. Do you want access to NPC expertise, facilitation, challenge and independence, whilst also building capacity and ownership over the process? See how our critical friend approach to consulting could be the perfect fit for your organisation

Blogs

Identify, prevent and predict: Using data to stop global trafficking

By Ana-Sofia Baillet & Robyn Phillips
on 4 March 2020 , 3 minute read

In anticipation of our upcoming seminar on data, this guest blog by STOP THE TRAFFIK emphasises the importance of data in identifying, preventing and predicting global trafficking hotspots.

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Where are England’s charities?

on 16 January 2020

Are they in the right places and what can we do if they are not? In this provocation paper Dan Corry uses data to ask if the current distribution of charities around the country is what we would want in an ideal world and explores what government, funders and charities could do about it.

Alex Green
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NPC Labs: Why we’re embracing open working at NPC

on 14 January 2020 , 5 minute read

NPC Labs is a sketchbook, drawing board and very ambitious to-do list all rolled in to one. A place where we can think out loud, debate new ideas and move from thinking on our own to thinking as part of a wider community.

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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