Rachel Tait

Rachel is a programme manager and senior consultant, supporting NPC’s research, programmes and consulting work with charities and funders. She is the Programme Manager for Inspiring Impact (recently merged with the Impact Management Programme), working with 5 partners across the UK. Inspiring Impact provides free online resources, peer learning networks, and grant funding, so that charities, funders and social enterprises across the UK can plan, understand, and improve their impact.

Rachel is also a senior consultant on both strategy and measurement projects with charity and funder clients, and frequently presents on impact measurement at external events. She is particularly interested in what helps or hinders organisations in implementing change.

Her recent research includes how philanthropy can be most effective in tackling homelessness, and what works in engaging children and young people in arts and culture.

Before joining NPC, Rachel spent four years at 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.

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.

A snapshot of my work at NPC

Publications 

Developing a learning organisation

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

Blogs

Learning from the frontline

Deciding where to draw the line: Defining arts and culture

Lessons from the programme: Enabling collaboration

Treating homelessness as a systemic problem

How are charities tackling homelessness?

A new chapter for Inspiring Impact

Last to the party: reflections on inheriting a website project

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