As of this year, NPC has been helping the charity sector and philanthropists to maximise social impact in the lives of the people they serve for 20 years. Through our think tank and consultancy work, we will continue to provide a challenging and independent voice that inspires bold initiatives and much needed innovation in the social sector.
To mark this landmark anniversary, we’ve been talking to leading figures and people doing things differently to ask: Where next for social impact?
We’re reflecting on the key issues that have impacted the social sector over the past 20 years, as well as looking to the future, what needs to change and how NPC, with the help of partners around the world, is rising to the challenge. We’d love to hear what you think. Share your views on our work by completing our NPC survey.
NPC is a thought leader, yet at the same time focused on the practical side of the work, providing solid, hands-on guidance and support.
-Annual survey response
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Through donations from our supporters, we are able to work for charities of all sizes, improving the conditions for impact for all. We have concrete plans to continue improving, influencing on behalf of, and innovating for a stronger, more resilient and progressive charity sector in the coming year. We are also determined to reach and support more charities and groups in need than ever before, including growing our library of free resources and providing free access to events and training opportunities wherever cost is a barrier. NPC’s 20th anniversary fund is now being launched to realise those ambitions.
A strong NPC has never been needed more, and crucial funding is required as we look to the future, developing the tools and resources needed for a brighter tomorrow, and to provide invaluable support to the social sector, improving circumstances for those who depend on it.
Our trustees help us in so many ways with their experience, energy, and perspectives. This year, given the launch of the 20th Anniversary fund, a number of them have decided as a one-off to match donations up to a total level of £200,000.
This marks the end of a transition from our original founder-funded model to generating our income through fundraising and earned income. We hope you will join us by supporting NPC’s 20th Anniversary fundraising efforts –including seeing your donation doubled!– as we enter this new decade and chapter in the journey to maximise social impact.
Where next for social impact?
To mark our 20th birthday, we’ve been talking to leading figures and people doing things differently to ask: Where next for social impact?
In our collection of audio interviews and essays we are delighted to bring you some fantastic contributors, including:
- Alison Garnham, Chief Executive, Child Poverty Action Group – After Austerity, a pandemic – now the cost of living crisis
- Samuel Kasumu, former no10 adviser and founder of Inclusive Boards – How political should charities be?
- Jonathan Breckon, policy fellow at UCL’s Capabilities in Academic Policy Engagement and the director of Breckon Consulting Ltd – Where next for the impact and what works agenda?
- Javed Khan, former Chief Executive of Barnardo’s – Can small charities lead partnerships with big charities?
- Polly Neate, Chief Executive of Shelter – Can charities achieve social justice?
NPC’s milestones over the past 20 years
On 24 March we kicked off our 20th anniversary with an online event. Danielle Walker Palmour, founding Director of Friends Provident Foundation and former NPC trustee chatted to Dan Corry, NPC’s CEO and current NPC trustees Fran Perrin and Albert Tucker about the journey that NPC has taken from the early days to the present day. The highs and lows and the ambitions for NPC as it moves into its third decade against the backdrop of rising social and racial inequalities, the environmental and ongoing Covid-19 crises and the conflict in Europe. Catch up on the event below: