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Digital services: How to connect in a time of crisis

By Dr Ariele Noble, Dr Lia Maragkou and Sarah Kendrick
on 22 May 2020 , 4 minute read

Very little has prepared mental health services for how to provide support in times of global crisis. For Mental Health Awareness Week 2020, we spoke to the team behind the Shout text service about connecting with users during the coronavirus pandemic.

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How NPC is adapting

on 22 May 2020 , 5 minute read

Lockdown has prompted greater reflection on what we are doing and what difference it makes.

How to improve diversity and inclusion on trustee boards

on 21 May 2020 , 3 minute read

Four charity leaders spoke about diversity and inclusion at a 2019 NPC and Clothworkers’ Company seminar. At this event, the speakers discussed their experiences of recruiting and supporting a diverse mix of trustees.

How does the government view charities’ role in recovery?

on 19 May 2020 , 6 minute read

At our State of the Sector launch, Baroness Diana Barran, the Minister for Civil Society, introduced the government’s plan to work with charities as the country emerges from Covid-19. Our Policy Manager Tom Collinge unpacks the big talking points.

How to adapt your strategy approach for times of change

on 14 May 2020 , 6 minute read

Covid-19 means charities must develop adaptive strategies, but how can we do this well?

How to involve users despite social distancing

on 12 May 2020 , 5 minute read

With social distancing mandatory for the foreseeable future, you’re probably wondering how on earth you can still involve users meaningfully in decision making, be it consultation, co-design or co-production. There are many challenges, but now is not the time to step back.

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What help is there for charities transitioning to digital?

on 7 May 2020 , 3 minute read

Charities are experiencing difficulties with moving their services online and supporting users who would normally access face to face services. What support is currently out there for charities looking for guidance on digital delivery, inclusion and online safeguarding?

How philanthropists can support treatment and recovery charities

By Oliver Standing
on 6 May 2020 , 6 minute read

For anyone seeking help escaping drugs or alcohol, charities are a lifeline. But coronavirus has turned this network of support upside down. In this case study, Oliver Standing from Collective Voice talks to funders about what philanthropists can do to help.

The charity sector in a post-coronavirus world

By Rob Abercrombie
on 5 May 2020 , 4 minute read

The charity sector is good in a crisis but we now need to start thinking about how we want the future to look. Where are the opportunities for change?

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A shift in strategy: How can charities recover and build a better post-covid world?

on 4 May 2020 , 6 minute read

The phrase ‘response, recovery and resilience’ is being used to describe the different stages of the charity sector’s reaction to coronavirus. Here's how charities can adapt their strategies as we enter the ‘recovery’ and ‘resilience’ stages.

The future of charity

on 29 April 2020 , 7 minute read

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?

How philanthropists can work together

By Geraldine Tovey
on 27 April 2020 , 3 minute read

London Funders, the membership body for funders of London’s civil society, were among the first to openly display funder best practice in their response. We spoke to Geraldine Tovey to learn more about how they’re helping charities to adapt.

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