Louise is a Senior Consultant, focusing on social impact research and project management. Her background is in the cultural sector, specialising in power dynamics and widening participation.
For ten years as a practitioner Louise developed award-winning participatory cultural experiences at museums, archives, galleries and arts organisations nationally and locally in the UK. She managed multi-partner projects and focused on sharing decisions and power between organisations, artists and audiences, including people who have experienced homelessness, and migrant young people and families. She saw the impact on these people— from a face lighting up, to a NEET young person finding a job. This was, and is, her motivation every day.
She turned to impact research to help organisations really understand their value and use it to shape what they do. Since 2013 she has supported organisations and their communities to develop theories of change (accredited by the Youth Evidence Hub), evaluation tools and strategies, practical toolkits and reports. With MB Associates she evaluated the national Hallmarks programme on organisational prosperity and resilience for the Association of Independent Museums and researched shared decision-making practice for the Arts Council’s Creative People and Places programme.
Louise shares her energy and passion for her subject in her communication style. Her research is thorough and considered, with a focus on quality and the fine details that matter.
Why I work at NPC
It’s invigorating to work for an organisation with such a strong track record supporting the not-for-profit sector to maximise its impact. NPC’s linked strategic priorities around power dynamics, user voice and systems change chime with my background and passion for helping charities make a real difference to society.