Michelle Man

Michelle is a senior consultant working with non-profits and funders to improve their effectiveness and maximise their social impact. She works on a variety of projects including theories of change, impact measurement frameworks and evaluations, and strategy development.

Among other projects, she is currently working with the UK Democracy Fund to develop practical insights into what works in encouraging democratic participation. She is also working with the Beacon Collaborative to explore the role of cause-related networks in increasing and improving philanthropic giving in the UK.

Her experience spans the public, private and social sectors, working primarily in research, policy and campaigning roles. Before NPC, Michelle worked at the Electoral Commission as a data specialist, managing research and evaluation projects to inform electoral policy. She has worked for non-profits on education, poverty and social mobility, and most recently led Transparency International’s work to reduce corruption in the defence industry. Michelle has also worked on compliance in the financial sector

Why I work at 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.

A snapshot of my work


How to plan effective co-design

What role do charities have in the process of democracy?

Implementing and evaluating co-design

Can technology make us less lonely?

Building connections fund: Guidance on co-design and community spaces

Building connections fund: Guidance on evaluation for grant-holders

10 tips to help your project reduce loneliness