Rachel Tait

Rachel is a programme manager and consultant, supporting NPC’s research, programmes and consulting work with charities and funders. She is currently the Programme Manager for two partnership programmes offering free impact practice support to the sector: Inspiring Impact and the Impact Management Programme. Rachel is also a consultant on measurement and evaluation projects with charity clients and is currently working on a collaborative project exploring how philanthropy can be most effective in tackling homelessness.

Before joining NPC, Rachel spent four years working for the youth social action charity Student Hubs. She led their team of programme managers overseeing the planning, delivery and evaluation of their volunteering, skilled placements and incubation work in seven different cities. She also managed the annual, nationwide campaign Student Volunteering Week, working with over one hundred colleges, universities and charity sector partners to increase student social action in communities across the UK.

Rachel is also an alumni of the Worthwhile Graduate Scheme which matches graduates with year-long placements in small, innovative charities and social enterprises.

Why I work at NPC

Having worked in small charities, I’m excited to be part of an organisation that champions the important and innovative work of charities and funders around the UK. It’s rewarding to offer practical, tailored and motivational support so that charities and funders can achieve their outcomes.

A snapshot of my work at NPC


Tackling the homelessness crisis: Why and how you should fund systemically 


Treating homelessness as a systemic problem

How are charities tackling homelessness?

A new chapter for Inspiring Impact