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Lessons from the Connect Fund: Building a better social investment market

on 1 October 2019 , 4 minute read

Plum Lomax, NPC's Principal for Impact Investing introduces our work with the Connect Fund and their efforts to build the social investment market in England.

Angela Kail

How we can do better for the sector

on 27 September 2019 , 4 minute read

Angela Kail, Director of Consulting at NPC discusses her decision to restructure the team at NPC.

Believing in Better: The Social Sector and Brexit

By Michelle Hill
on 23 September 2019 , 5 minute read

Is the social sector prepared for Brexit? Michelle Hill, CEO at TLC: Talk, Listen, Change shares her thoughts after attending New Frontiers: The Social Sector through Brexit conference.

How to use data to drive change

By Amelia Smith
on 20 September 2019 , 4 minute read

Amelia Smith of Buttle UK talks about their organisational journey to make the best use of data ahead of her appearance at NPC Ignites.

Transforming young people’s experience of Shakespeare

By Jacqui O’Hanlon
on 10 September 2019 , 5 minute read

In this guest blog, Jacqui O’Hanlon from the Royal Shakespeare Company shares how to use place, partnerships and youth leadership to engage young people in arts and culture.

Shared measurement: Tackling evaluation together

By Oliver Carrington
on 9 September 2019 , 4 minute read

Oliver Carrington, Impact and Evaluation Manager at Imperial Health Charity shares findings from a shared measurement pilot that should be beneficial to other charities and funders.

Three places to start changing power dynamics in grant making

By Sufina Ahmad
on 6 September 2019

At NPC, we’ve been hosting a seminar series on power dynamics in grant-making, which will culminate in a panel debate at our upcoming NPC Ignites conference. In this guest blog, Sufina Ahmad, who attended two of our recent seminars, sets out her top three reflections on how we can put these ideas in

Dan Corry

The case for a Civil Society Improvement agency

on 3 September 2019 , 20 minute read

Being Better - Doing Better. In this thought piece our Chief Executive, Dan Corry, argues that civil society needs to improve, and that a Civil Society Improvement agency could be the ideal vehicle to drive such change.

Dan Corry

Should insourcing be the default, and what might it mean for charities?

on 2 September 2019

After a period focused on outsourcing, some in local government seem to be taking services back in house. Why is this happening and is there a danger charities will be cut out of providing vital services.

Nothing is settled

on 28 August 2019

EU citizens rights to remain in the UK after Brexit is being brought into a question by the government's apparent push towards hard Brexit and decision to end freedom of movement on deadline day. The Transition Advice Fund needs support to ensure everyone who is entitled to settled status gets it.

Bold partnerships drive youth engagement in arts and culture

By Sarah Lanchin
on 22 August 2019 , 5 minute read

In this guest blog, Sarah Lanchin, policy adviser for children and young people at The National Lottery Heritage Fund, explores their approach to involving young people in the projects they fund.

Systems change: 4 lessons I’ve learnt

By Becky Elton
on 20 August 2019 , 5 minute read

Becky Elton, Executive Director of Operations at Changing Lives shares the lessons she's learnt about system change.

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