Sarah Denselow

Sarah leads NPC’s consultancy work on effective philanthropy, supporting grant-makers from corporate foundations to individual philanthropists to give more effectively. Recent projects helping the Croda Foundation develop its theory of change, due diligence and grant monitoring support for an individual philanthropist funding in the refugee and criminal justice sectors, and landscape review research on young people leaving the care system and on the visual impairment sector. Previous work at NPC includes management of the Transition Advice Fund, a collaboration between NPC and four leading grant-making foundations. Sarah recently led on the publication of NPC’s report on embedding DEI in grant-making. 

Before joining NPC, Sarah spent more than five years working at the Asfari Foundation where she managed a grant programme supporting education and employment projects for disadvantaged young people in the UK and Middle East. Prior to this Sarah worked as an Analyst for the consultancy firm Woodnewton Associates, conducting qualitative and quantitative research for charity and public sector clients.  

She has a degree in Theology and a Masters in Middle Eastern Studies, and studied Arabic at the University of Damascus in Syria. Sarah has an interest in charity governance and recently completed a nine year term as trustee at Crohn’s & Colitis UK, where she chaired the governance committee. 

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Why I work for NPC

It is a great privilege to work with charities and funders to help them increase their impact. I love the breadth of organisations NPC supports, and the knowledge, passion and commitment of the team.

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