Claire Gordon

Claire works in NPC’s Research and Consulting team as Principal: Funder Evaluation and Learning. She has worked in research and evaluation in and around the charity sector for over eight years and brings expertise in designing and leading mixed methods projects, with a particular focus on qualitative methods. At NPC, she has supported clients including the Santander Foundation and NHS Charities Together to understand their impact and develop learning to inform their programmes. She is currently leading our work creating a new framework for funders to evaluate and learn, while balancing trust, evidence and equity.

Before joining NPC, Claire worked at Social Life, leading a range place-based research and evaluation projects for private, public sector and charity clients. She also brings experience in academic research, where she focused on market-based approaches in development. She started her career working in fundraising for Recode a digital inclusion charity in Brazil.

Claire has a longstanding involvement in the grant-making sector, as a trustee of the William Grant Foundation, where she champions the organisation’s funding for the environmental sector. Claire holds an MA in Anthropology of Development from SOAS, University of London.

Why I work at NPC

It’s a real privilege to work across a wide range of clients and topics and be able to cross-pollinate from one to the other and, in that process, we hope, help to bring about some much needed change.

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