About NPC

Katie Boswell

Deputy Head of Funders Research & Consulting Katie.Boswell@thinkNPC.org


Katie works within NPC’s research and consulting team as Deputy Head of Funders. She conducts research and strategic reviews for a range of clients to support them to maximise their impact. Katie recently worked with the Health Foundation to understand the role of non-health charities on the social determinants of health.

Katie has a particular interest in campaigning and systems change. She co-authored NPC’s guide to high-impact campaigning, Shifting the dial and is currently working with Lankelly Chase Foundation on how theory of change can support systems change. She previously supported London Funders to develop a theory of change that describes their role within London’s wider funding ecosystem.

Before joining NPC Katie gained ten years’ experience in the third sector. At One World Children’s Fund she managed a programme that partnered with community-based organisations in over twenty countries. She has worked and studied in the UK, USA and India. In 2013, she completed a Masters in Development Management, during which she specialised in institutional development, social research methods, education, and human rights.

As a result of her work, Katie has received several honours and awards, including an RSA Fellowship for notable research work with disadvantaged communities, and the title of Global Shaper at the World Economic Forum for work promoting children’s rights. She has also served as Programme Chair for the Northern California Grants Managers Network and as an Elected Executive member of the London Civic Forum.


NPC is at the forefront of vital debates about the future of the charity sector and everyone in the team is passionate about improving the effectiveness of charities and funders.

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