Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive of Nesta, works with charities and social organisations around the world, to help them understand the ways technology is shaping the future. In the below recording, he speaks to attendees of NPC Ignites 2018 on the changing nature of power in the world today and what it means for charities.
Even if there isn’t a [future] lurch to more populist or more authoritarian politics, this sector probably has to learn to become more oppositional again… go back to its roots as a challenger to power rather than having easy access as a partner to power.
I live and breathe impact and evaluation, but these are only as good as the values that underpin them. The values that civil society is built will be needed now and in the future, and we must create the tools that amplify these.
At this year's NPC Ignites conference, NPC CEO Dan Corry asked the sector to imagine what an ideal version of itself might look like. He identified areas for improvement, such as concern for impact, and used new evidence together with existing resources to show there are issues with the sectors geog
Writing for NPC on the day of the launch Civil Society Futures' one-year interim report, its chair—Julia Unwin—reflects on the her experience during the first half of the inquiry.
Tech for common good: The case for a collective approach to digital transformation in the social sector
To tackle social problems in their entirety, organisations need to mount a collective approach and tackle problems at the sector level. This is a first step in a much larger mission of digital culture change in the social sector, and we look forward to engaging with charities, government and businesses on the recommendations and next steps.
NPC CEO Dan Corry argues that, just as the fortunes of the England team may change constantly, so does the context and challenges for social sector organisations. While we don't all have Gareth Southgate to guide us through, we do have NPC Ignites, the perfect place to get the ideas and inspiration to change the world.