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Imagining the future for people of colour in grant-making

on 26 May 2021 , 4 minute read

In April 2021, NPC held a philanthropist and funder peer network event on where the sector is falling short on racial justice. We sought to provide a window into the personal experiences of people of colour in grant-making.

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Lessons from evaluating systems change progress during the pandemic

By Lewis Haines and Ben Fowler
on 26 May 2021 , 4 minute read

This is the second in a series of joint blogs by Collaborate and NPC. In this piece, we explore the impact of the pandemic on our systems change evaluation work and how the crisis has affected systems change progress.

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Evaluating systems change

By Ellen Care and Ben Fowler
on 21 May 2021 , 4 minute read

This joint blog by Collaborate and NPC details our work developing a maturity model for Save the Children UK’s Early Learning Communities programme.

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Where can charities work with metro mayors?

on 11 May 2021 , 4 minute read

Voters in eight regions of England have elected metro mayors. As the country rebuilds from the pandemic and the levelling up agenda gathers pace, the charity sector must work with these newly elected mayors.

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Liz Gadd

Mental health and the underfunded environmental determinants

on 10 May 2021 , 3 minute read

For Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, our Liz Gadd highlights that the interlinkages between mental health and the environment run much deeper and are more complex than climate anxiety or a mood lifting walk in the park.

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How to evaluate the impact of care and support services

By Neil McCarthy
on 6 May 2021 , 3 minute read

NPC recently conducted an evaluation of Octavia's services. This project explored the impact of Octavia's outreach, befriending and activities service for isolated, older and vulnerable people, and it offers advice to those also looking to embrace impact measurement.

Alex Miller

How did US and UK philanthropy respond to change in 2020?

on 5 May 2021 , 1 minute read

On 28 April 2021, NPC held an event on how philanthropists approached the unprecedented events of 2020 in the US and the UK. Full recording here.

Road bridge
Alex Miller

A US foundation’s innovative approach to creating a more just, equitable and resilient world

on 26 April 2021 , 2 minute read

In the closing session of our annual conference last year, we learnt about how one of the world’s largest foundations generated funds to help drive an equitable recovery from the pandemic.

Michelle Mann

Field building for democracy: The importance of connection, coordination and collaboration

on 21 April 2021 , 4 minute read

The UK democracy sector faces challenges similar to those faced by charities. Whether it’s building a thriving democracy or tackling homelessness, if we’re to achieve our charitable missions, we need to find ways to be more open and collaborative.

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Rose Anderson

Retaining and empowering volunteers through and beyond Covid-19

on 15 April 2021 , 5 minute read

The pandemic has shone a spotlight on volunteers and accelerated some trends that were already in progress before Covid-19 hit. What should trustees be doing to ensure their charity is harnessing the power of volunteers?

Is there a North/South divide in English philanthropy?

on 9 April 2021 , 3 minute read

NPC’s philanthropist and funder peer network recently came together to discuss the North/South divide in English philanthropy.

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Dan Corry

Don’t stifle the voice of civil society

on 29 March 2021 , 3 minute read

We need a public sector and a political culture, at all levels, that finds a way of talking to civil society.

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