Dan Corry

Dan became Chief Executive of NPC in 2011 following a variety of posts in public policy and economics. He was Head of the Number 10 Policy Unit and Senior Adviser to the Prime Minister on the Economy from 2007 to 2010.

Dan has been Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Treasury and has worked as a special adviser to the Secretary of State in the Education Department as well as at DTI and DCLG. He was a Director in the Economics segment of FTI Consulting. He ran the New Local Government Network think tank between 2002 and 2005, which was voted Think Tank of the Year in 2004 and was Senior Economist at the IPPR in the 1990s.

Dan is a member of the Early Action Taskforce, which helps make the case for a shift in priorities away from coping with the consequences of social problems towards work that prevents them arising. He is a member of the Advisory Boards for Big Society Capital, Impetus–PEF, and the Centre for Public Scrutiny, as well as a member of the Charity Tax Commission.

He is a trustee of St Mungo’s, 19 Princelet Street and of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing, and a former member of the Research Committee of the ESRC and of the Greater Manchester Economic Advisory Panel.

You can find Dan on Twitter.

Why I work for NPC

I love the passion and sense of mission that pervades the sector. At NPC I try to make sure that we are helping to turn all of that into real outcomes so that we can all help as many beneficiaries as we can—it’s well worth getting out of bed for!

Highlights of my work

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Publications

Letter to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the priorities of the Charity Commission

Where are England’s charities?

A new era of openness to drive a more impactful civil society: NPC’s manifesto for the new government

Data Labs update

Blogs

Using what we learnt during the pandemic to tackle inequality

Is ‘levelling up’ just a soundbite?

Don’t stifle the voice of civil society

It’s time to Rethink and Rebuild

Which Chancellor will charities get this Budget?

Civil society needs a seat at the table: Communities, Covid-19 and Marcus

Will the Spending Review end 2020 with a bang?

Stories from small organisations that are improving their impact

Up for it, and up to it? The challenges for charities and funders in the Covid-19 world

Where now for the sector?

Embedding diversity, equity and inclusion into all aspects of NPC

How can charities help fight rising unemployment?

What have we learnt from the Covid-19 volunteering boom?

The future of charity

The lockdown exit strategy is crucial

A message from NPC’s CEO, Dan Corry

A joint letter to philanthropists

Why government and philanthropists must come together for charities now

Will the Budget 2020 spell the ‘end of austerity’ for the social sector?

Charities keep us healthy

Build on the social aspect of towns

An agenda for impact in 2020

One week ’till NPC Ignites 2019!

The case for a Civil Society Improvement agency

Should insourcing be the default, and what might it mean for charities?

Three asks for the new government

Charity tax commission

Troubled Families is not the Holy Grail

Where are we on health?

Putting the people into NPC: Our new strategy

2019: The year ahead for NPC

NPC welcomes new Minister for Sport and Civil Society, Mims Davies

2018 Budget reaction from NPC CEO Dan Corry

Building a better sense of community

Where now for the National Citizens Service?

#NPCIgnites2018: Meeting the challenge of change

Submission to the civil society strategy

Some problems with place

The past and potential of ‘place’

The 2017 budget at a glance

Giving the voluntary sector some space to think

Are we missing the bigger picture?

Post-Peterborough, let’s keep debating the value of SIBs

The future of measurement and evaluation

Happy birthday to us! NPC turns 15

Tunnel vision: How a Brexit-dominated Election will stifle broader debate

Looking ahead to 2017: A new year and a new milestone

Uncertainty prevails as the 2016 Autumn Statement approaches

Troubled evaluations

A view from the 2016 party conferences

4Children’s demise: Why we need to know what happened

Some ifs and buts around Social Impact Bonds

Where are we at with Social Impact Bonds?

Thinking ahead: What does the future hold for charities?

Brexit and the need for big thinking

What can charities glean from the Queen’s Speech?

Social capital: Charities and the London Mayor

What does the 2016 Budget mean for the sector?

Party conferences, fringes, and the charity sector

We’re off to party conferences—here’s why

9% loss on a social investment portfolio—good or bad?

The Queen’s Speech: Charities had better be up for the challenge

Anything but the same old

The best big idea (since the last one)

Effective philanthropy gets a boost

Some goodies for charities in the Autumn Statement. But the worst isn’t over yet

Aspirations and reality—how the voluntary sector can achieve even more

The G7 Taskforce has delivered: what next?

How do companies create social value?

Social investment—the pros and cons

Proving and improving what you do

The Charity Commission: down but not out – yet

Charities at party conferences: worth it?

Tax breaks for social investment

Where did our public service ethos go?

In charities we trust

A commissioner’s outlook

The deciding time

A question of scale

£20bn ‘opportunity’ for private NHS providers – so where do charities stand?

Perplexed about philanthropy

We’re never too old to learn

Mutual back slapping

When the going gets tough: Charities’ experiences of public sector commissioning

What will the Giving Summit give to the sector?

Normal service will not be resumed

Big Society Capital opens for business

Budget 2012: what the Chancellor didn’t say

Digging down into donor motivation

Nice work if you can get it

The dangers of Payment by Results

A revolution in measurement? Using the internet to make high quality evaluation accessible

One hundred days at NPC

Social policy kitemark: A Nice idea?

2012: A year like no other for charities

Social investment: Not just for Christmas

Evaluating with purpose

Debut at the Emirates

Working together for a bigger impact

NPC welcomes its new Chief Executive

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