Angela Kail

Angela leads the Research & Consulting team at NPC, driving the team’s focus on impact and managing its operations. The team supports and partners with organisations to help them articulate their purpose, manage to outcomes, understand their impact and learn. She leads debates in the sector on charity policy and philanthropy and frequently talks to media and at events. Recently Angela has been leading NPC’s work on the Cost of Living Crisis, highlighting the difficulties for charities at the current time.

Over the years at NPC, Angela has worked on a wide variety of consulting projects with both charities and funders. She has provided strategy advice to several large funders, including the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales. She is currently working on an evaluation of Catalytic Capital for the MacArthur Foundation.

Angela works closely with many philanthropists, helping them with their giving strategy; conducting due diligence on charities; and evaluating the performance of the grants. She also advises impact investors on the impact of their giving.

Angela was instrumental in developing NPC’s approach to theory of change, shared measurement and work with philanthropists.

Angela joined NPC in 2007 and prior to that was an investment analyst at Baillie Gifford for three years, one of the UK largest fund managers.

You can find Angela on Twitter.

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Where next for charities and society?

Incorporating diversity, equity and inclusion into our consulting work

Thoughts on how the sector can rethink and rebuild

How NPC is adapting

How can the charity sector adapt to coronavirus?

How we can do better for the sector

Do we need more impactful corporate-charity partnerships?

Men-only fundraiser: Another trust battle for the sector

Foundation boards must ask: Are we being ambitious enough?

How can funders create impact?

Gold dust—Part 2: Measuring the value of unrestricted funding

Gold dust—Part 1: Why the sector needs more unrestricted funding

Charities and funders must communicate about impact measurement

The loss of Eaves

Remembering Denise Marshall

Medical research: a dead end is never a failure

Unanswered questions

Collaborating to improve financial capability in the UK

London calling!

What does slavery mean to you?

What are you paying for?

Laying the foundations

The beauty of benchmarking

Engineering more fun

Crisis in spring

Choose with care and be ready

Ganging up on the problem

Sticking to your (funding) principles

No riots for Glasgow: How one charity is tackling gangs

The NSPCC’s strategy for a bigger impact

Talking about working together

A measurement framework for infrastructure organisations

The value of community organisations

Why violence against women charities may be vulnerable

Having the ambition to close down

Who’s to blame for charity cuts?

Why don’t charities sing their own praises?

Are you achieving what you think?

Add some value

The networking effect

Making a real difference