Tris leads NPC’s work on innovation, developing new approaches, programmes and ventures to create significant, long-term contributions to the capability and capacity of the social sector. He also leads on developing NPC’s relationships with core funders—philanthropists, foundations and businesses who have a shared commitment to transforming the social sector to achieve its full potential.
Working with partners in the UK and globally, Tris is primarily focused on collaborative and infrastructural approaches to data and digital in the social sector. The team’s plans are all shared openly, and we’d love your thoughts and input.
Tris helped initiate and develop NPC’s work on digital, which is currently focused on creating practical collaborations on digital technology in the youth sector and the Inspiring Impact programme which aims to improve impact practice across the UK charity sector. He is also on the board of two charitable foundations, Intersticia and the Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropy Foundation, a member of the Leap of Reason Ambassadors Community, and is a regular speaker at international conferences in Europe, Asia, Australia and the USA.
Before joining NPC in 2004, he worked in consulting, emerging technology research, and scientific and engineering innovation. He enjoys running much more than he probably should.
You can find Tris on Twitter.
Why I work for NPC
Our starting point as charities and social enterprises, philanthropists and foundations is that we don’t have enough resources to tackle the challenges and opportunities we need to. Collaboration isn’t optional, it’s the only way forward.
Explore my work
Consultation response to the Online Harms White Paper
20 years of NPC: Looking back, to the future
Marking ten years of the Inspiring Impact programme
Building a giving strategy and giving you a run for your money
Digital transformation & the social sector
Putting the humans first in tech for good
Start, collaborate, and listen.
Should you trust a charity with your data?
4 insights from working with ‘experts by experience’
Is grant-making fit for the digital future?
Long read: Towards a tipping point for impact investment
Learning lessons from NPC’s Well-being Measure
Taking stock of NPC’s Well-being Measure
Challenging the rules, changing the game
The charity sector’s digital future
What’s the point of conferences?
Are trusts and foundations up to the job?
Part 2: The power of digital to transform the sector
Managing change: a unique challenge for charities
Part 1: The power of digital to transform the sector
The human side of big data
When it comes to impact, leadership is the key
Our thinking on theory of change: for charities
Where to next?
Are we there yet?
We’ve come a long way
Letter from America
Who cares about impact?
Learning from international relations
Do we need a paradigm shift in the charity sector?
Taking on the leadership challenge
A special breed of impact
Nick Hurd’s not wrong about grit
Charities must focus on shared identity as well as individuality
Making social investment deliver
What is impact leadership?
NPC supports the Guardian and Observer’s Christmas appeal
Maude makes an impact
Impact in social investment: a billion pound question
The ideology of impact
We need your views!
Impact reporting: We need your views!
Nudging the head and the heart towards more effective giving
Why running an effective charity is like flying a fighter plane
Why don’t charities talk about results?
NPC and the Guardian team up to find effective charities
Transparency and the informed donor
Do donors care about impact? Why we need six answers.
What impact would an impact fund have?
Social capital markets vs civil society?
The dangers of measurement