Theory of change
What is theory of change? We all have dreams and ideas about how to achieve them, but we rarely take the time to think these through, scrutinise and articulate them. This is what a theory of change process does.
We see theory of change as the foundation of charity strategy, evaluation and communication. Our free guidance is one of the most popular resources we offer. To get started on your theory of change, read our Theory of change in ten steps.
To dig deeper, we run regular training sessions, and our consultants can help you develop bespoke theories of change for your projects and services.
Featured resources for theory of change
Mechanisms – A missing component in your theory of change?
A realist approach to evaluation, which stresses how contexts interact with mechanisms to achieve outcomes.
How to do a basic theory of change
James Noble introduces NPC's new thinking on theory of change. There are ten steps in all.
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SolarAid used the theory of change work that NPC did to really get to grips with how we needed to go about measuring our work.
Social Impact & Research Manager, SolarAid
Organisations we've worked with
British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Diabetes UK and Tesco partnership
NPC worked with Tesco and the charity partners to co-design a theory of change for its Little helps for healthier living programme.