Michelle Man

As Principal Consultant for Evaluation and Learning, Michelle supports both non-profits and funders to understand their effectiveness and maximise their impact. She advises on theory of change, impact measurement and evaluation, learning and learning partnerships, and strategy. Michelle also leads the Open Philanthropy programme, as well as NPC’s consulting work on policy and campaigning.

Examples of Michelle’s work include an evaluation of the government’s Coronavirus Community Support Fund, supporting the Health Foundation’s Future Health Inquiry team to learn from the new building the policy agenda programme, working with the UK Democracy Fund on impact measurement for democratic participation, and supporting the Premier League Charitable Fund to understand their impact through a shared measurement approach.

Michelle’s experience spans the public, private and social sectors. She previously worked at the Electoral Commission managing research and evaluation to inform electoral policy. She has also worked for charities such as Transparency International and IntoUniversity. Michelle is a board member of The Politics Project and co-founder of the Centre of Democracy.

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Why I work for NPC

The charity sector is addressing some of the most urgent needs in our society. At NPC, I have the opportunity to work with an incredibly broad range of charities and funders, to help them achieve greater impact.

Highlights of my work

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Theories of change for campaigning

Digital Skills

Collaborating for a cause

The Building Connections Fund: Co-design and community spaces

Implementing and evaluating co-design


How to get the most out of a learning partnership

Field building for democracy

What’s holding back digital innovation in the charity sector?

What help is there for charities transitioning to digital?

How to plan effective co-design

What role do charities have in the process of democracy?

Can technology make us less lonely?