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Celebrating good governance

on 31 May 2019 , 5 minute read

Here NPC Consultant Oli Kelly-Dean summarises the shortlisted and winning charities from the Charity Governance Awards 2019.

Why it’s never too late for a Change Framework, even at 100

By Hannah Woods
on 30 May 2019 , 4 minute read

Gingerbread’s Head of Evaluation and Learning, Hannah Wood discusses how the charity for single parents is using evidence to inform organisational strategies and learning through their ambitious new Change Framework.

What the private sector can offer the charity sector and how funders can help it to do more

on 28 May 2019

Here NPC Consultant Matthew Mannix discusses three examples from our work across the Stone Family Foundations' Disadvantaged Youth Portfolio which illustrate the value of corporate-charity partnerships.

Trustees and risk taking

on 24 May 2019 , 5 minute read

At our recent seminar hosted at the Clothworkers' Hall trustees shared the way they approach risk, and how their management and acceptance of it was advantageous to their charities. Here NPC Consultant Nicola Pritchard shared some of the insights from the day.

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Three ways to wield power well

on 22 May 2019 , 4 minute read

The role of funders in tackling social problems is increasingly under public scrutiny. With power comes responsibility, but you must recognise you have power before you can be fully aware of how far your responsibilities extend.

Should you fund a charities’ mental health app?

on 14 May 2019

New NPC research highlights the massive potential of apps, developed by charities, to help young people with their mental health. But a crowded market, risk and cost are just some of the issues charities face doing this. So how should funders support them?

How do charities work with prisons in 2019?

on 10 May 2019

Listen to our new podcast on charities and the criminal justice system.

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Troubled Families is not the Holy Grail

on 8 May 2019

The evaluation of the Troubled Families program is one the biggest ever attempted of a government social program. NPC CEO Dan Corry explains why it is a cause for optimism but also a shining example of all the difficulties of evaluation at this scale.

Strength in numbers: Co-development of the Youth Investment Fund’s shared evaluation framework

By Karen Scalon & Kevin Franks
on 2 May 2019

NPC and CYI are launching the evaluation framework of the Youth Investment Fund (YIF) learning project. It provides the structure for the largest shared evaluation of open access youth provision in the UK to date and was co designed with over 90 YIF grantees.

How is civil society in the UK coping with Brexit?

By Jane Thomas
on 25 April 2019

Jane Thomas, of the Brexit Civil Society Alliance, explores the Brexit related issues the Alliance is hearing discussed by third sector and civil society organisations around the country.

What are charities and funders going to do about Brexit?

on 15 April 2019

With attention in government and the country at large focused on the policy recuperation and political drama of Brexit, is it time for charities and funders to assert their independence?

Power dynamics in grant making

on 9 April 2019

The top 300 foundations in the UK have combined assets of £65 billion and gave out £3.3 billion in grants in 2018. Do they understand their role in the systems that create social issues and should they be seeking to share or even give away their power?

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