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Data protection day: A time for celebration and reflection

on 28 January 2020 , 5 minute read

As part of data protection day, Principal for Data, Rosario Piazza discusses the opportunities GDPR can bring for the social sector.

Can we end homelessness by 2030?

By Martin Burrows, Director of Research and Campaigns at Groundswell.
on 23 January 2020 , 6 minute read

What is the future of homelessness and what can the social sector do to help end it? This guest blog was written following an NPC event by Martin Burrows from Groundswell.

An agenda for impact in 2020

on 22 January 2020 , 5 minute read

NPC's CEO Dan Corry sets out our priorities for 2020.

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NPC Labs: Why we’re embracing open working at NPC

on 14 January 2020 , 5 minute read

NPC Labs is a sketchbook, drawing board and very ambitious to-do list all rolled in to one. A place where we can think out loud, debate new ideas and move from thinking on our own to thinking as part of a wider community.

Regular evaluation makes a winner on charity governance

on 10 January 2020 , 4 minute read

Whatever the size of your organisation, celebrating your great governance is something that cannot be overstated. In 2019, YMCA North Tyneside won the Improving Impact (26+ paid staff) category at the Charity Governance Awards. We found out why regular evaluation was the key to their success.

Ending homelessness: how collaboration can drive change

By Funders Together to End Homelessness
on 9 January 2020 , 5 minute read

Funders Together to End Homelessness - a network of funders which supports strategic, innovative, and effective solutions to homelessness. This blog discusses the importance of collaborating and systems change in preventing and ending homelessness.

Connections between homelessness and the criminal justice system

By Theo Clay and Margery Infield, NPC
on 20 December 2019 , 5 minute read

In this blog NPC Consultants Theo Clay and Margery Infield explore the links between homelessness and the criminal justice system.

Collaborating to change the criminal justice system – the role of charities in thought leadership

By Anne Fox
on 19 December 2019 , 7 minute read

Anne Fox Chief Executive of Clinks discusses her new book Crime & Consequence which poses the question, what should happen to people who commit criminal offences?

How to plan effective co-design

on 16 December 2019 , 6 minute read

At Christmastime many charities will be campaigning for action on loneliness. Many projects are using co-design to involve people directly in improving community spaces. What are we learning about what works?

What role do charities have in the process of democracy?

on 13 December 2019

Charities can't be political, but they are part of our democracy just like other institutions. What is their role and how do they navigate this aspect of their place in society without straying into politics? Michelle Man, NPC Consultant, explores.

Four tips to write a good Theory of Change

on 11 December 2019

Every charity or funder needs a theory of change, but it's not always a simple thing to come up with. Here Margery Infield, NPC Consultant, shares some lessons from a recent Theory of Change training event.

What makes a winner on charity governance?

on 10 December 2019 , 4 minute read

We sat down and spoke impact assessment and great governance with Turn2us Chief Executive and Charity Governance Awards judge Thomas Lawson. Here's why a finely tuned balance between boards and charities is the key to success.

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