Michelle Man

Michelle is a Senior Consultant working with both non-profits and funders to improve their effectiveness and maximise their social impact. She consults on a variety of topics including theory of change, impact measurement and evaluation, and strategy development. Michelle also leads the Open Philanthropy programme, as well as NPC’s consulting work on policy and campaigning.

Among other projects, Michelle is currently working on the evaluation of the government’s Coronavirus Community Support Fund and supporting Amnesty International UK to develop their new strategy. She recently worked with the UK Democracy Fund to identify insights into what works in encouraging democratic participation, and with the Premier League Charitable Fund to understand their impact through a shared measurement approach.

Michelle’s 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 is a board member of The Politics Project and co-creator of the UK Democracy Handbook.

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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.

A snapshot of my work


Collaborating for a Cause: How cause-related networks can lead to more and better philanthropic giving

Media Trust’s Digital Skills Training Programme 2018-19: An evaluation by NPC

Implementing and evaluating co-design

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


Show The Salary: A campaign about power

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?