As a registered charity and think tank, NPC is committed to transforming the sector to maximise its impact for the people charities support.
We are at the forefront of innovation, impact evaluation and insight into the challenges and opportunities facing the charity sector. Here’s how you can contribute to our work to make the social sector more effective and have the greatest impact possible.
Make a donation
Through our unrestricted funding, we are able to explore possibilities and develop ideas as an independent voice for the sector. If you would like to support this ambition, please contact Hannah Kowszun, our Head of Fundraising, for more information.
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Join our Supporters’ Circle
Anyone who donates £10,000 or more per year is welcomed into NPC’s Supporters’ Circle: a network of respected philanthropists committed to supporting our work and impact.
Being a member of the Supporters’ Circle means you’ll be invited to exclusive NPC events and networking opportunities, where you can build connections with other funders, share experiences and discuss issues of the day—from the impact of coronavirus on civil society to new innovations in philanthropy and charitable giving.
You will be invited to share your insights to help add value to what we do and recognise your contribution to our work.
If you are interested in joining the Supporters’ Circle, please contact Hannah Kowszun, our Head of Fundraising, for more information.
Fund a project
We work closely with our funders to identify issues that prevent charities from achieving their greatest impact—exploring ways to overcome challenges and collaborating with partners to bring about change, reporting on our findings and making recommendations for the future.
If you would like to support a specific project we would love to hear from you.
We can help you identify the areas that matter to you and bring a personal and direct connection to the areas you choose to support.
If you are interested in supporting a project, please contact Hannah Kowszun, our Head of Fundraising, for more information.
Sponsor or host an event
Alongside our flagship annual conference, NPC Ignites, we run an extensive events programme, from training in theory of change, to seminars on impact measurement and evaluation to discussions on the hot topics of the day within the charity sector.
By sponsoring or hosting an NPC event you’ll be building your profile with our community of charities, social enterprises and funders. You’ll reach our 17,000 monthly unique web visitors, 23,500+ active Twitter followers and our email network of ~20,000 subscribers.
Please get in touch with Rebecca Goodbourn, our Head of Communications, to discuss event opportunities.
Examples of our work
The country is in a very deep crisis. At NPC we are working with philanthropists and partners on how they can more effectively fund charities now, and we want to hear your ideas about what more can be done.
Our research captures our sector in the final few months of calm before the storm, offering insight into its strengths, weaknesses, challenges and risks, so that philanthropists, funders and policy makers can best support charities to help those who rely on them now more than ever.
This new guide is a ten step handbook to creating a theory of change, built on many years of developing them for charities and funders. It will teach you the basics, our core approach, with the information you need to do any theory of change.
How to turn your theory of change into a plan for measurement, the five types of data you will need to pay attention to, and how to prioritise what to measure.
Are they in the right places and what can we do if they are not? In this provocation paper Dan Corry uses data to ask if the current distribution of charities around the country is what we would want in an ideal world and explores what government, funders and charities could do about it.
Regularly updating and interactive data on the coronavirus crisis for charities and funders. We have built an interactive dashboard which shows the places most affected by Covid-19, and those that have underlying factors—such as age, health, ethnicity—which may put them at risk.
In April, the government announced a £750m support package for charities. This report breaks down where that money is being spent and which funds are still open to applications at the time of writing.
NPC Ignites is designed to help charities keep pace with change and anticipate new trends and innovations to ensure their organisations are always maximising their social impact.
The future will be determined by our appetite for real change and progress. Will we be cautious and shelter in our respective safe spaces? Or will we be bold, and take risks?
Walking the Talk is our cross-sector partnership to help charities improve their diversity
NPC Labs is our open innovation space for sharing our ideas, experiments and project development.
Our practical guide for funders follows our popular 2019 seminar series, in which charities and funders debated how power dynamics express themselves in the sector, and what funders can do to share power, wield power well, and build power in others.