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Can mergers help us rebuild from Covid-19?

on 8 December 2020 , 3 minute read

Despite the benefits associated with pooling your resources and collaborating on charitable services, we have not seen a significant increase in charity mergers this year. Here's how properly resourced mergers can help us rebuild from Covid-19.

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Alex Miller

NPC Asks with Dame Louise Casey

on 4 December 2020

After Dame Louise Casey's recent warning that Britain was facing a ‘perfect storm of awfulness,' we invited her to speak at our NPC Q&A event on 2 December 2020. Full recording here.

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Liz Gadd

What a theory of change can offer environmental organisations

on 3 December 2020 , 4 minute read

These are tough times for communities and the charities supporting them, and climate change won’t make them any easier. Whether you are addressing social issues, environmental issues, or both, a theory of change can help you to make impact driven choices that support both people and the planet.

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How to combat the issue of rising needs and declining resources

By Ed Mayo
on 2 December 2020 , 5 minute read

When the economy dips, needs rise and the resources open to charities dip too. What we need is a system that is effective at stopping this 'scissors effect' and at meeting needs, not just where, but when they arise.

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Dan Corry

Civil society needs a seat at the table: Communities, Covid-19 and Marcus

on 27 November 2020 , 3 minute read

Charities, social enterprises, community organisations and all their funders are crucial to getting us through this crisis. That’s why civil society needs to be given a seat at the table, both in Whitehall and in town halls, and we need to see everyone working together at a local level.

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Rose Anderson

Setting your charity’s reserves policy through and beyond Covid-19

on 25 November 2020 , 4 minute read

Reserves are meant for a rainy day, and Covid-19 is undoubtedly such a day. What types of reserves should a charity hold and how should trustees handle them in the current climate?

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Dan Corry

Will the Spending Review end 2020 with a bang?

on 20 November 2020 , 4 minute read

After a bruising 2020, charities are cautiously hopeful that the Chancellor will deliver for them. But even if he does, it's his strategic decisions that are most likely to impact the sector.

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Dan Corry

Stories from small organisations that are improving their impact

on 18 November 2020 , 3 minute read

How have small organisations been understanding and improving the difference they make? A new collection of stories and tips from the Inspiring Impact programme focus on the role of smaller organisations during the pandemic and how they have adapted their impact measurement.

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Rethinking strategy: Being resilient, agile and adaptive during Covid-19 and beyond

on 16 November 2020 , 3 minute read

This pandemic is not your average crisis, and the consequences cannot be overcome with extra funding alone. Such a seismic shift could be thought of less as a hurdle to be overcome, but more as a moment in time.

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Abigail Rose

How to rebalance data for the 21st century

on 12 November 2020 , 4 minute read

A more equitable approach to evaluation seeks to redress unequal power dynamics. At a recent NPC event, two speakers discussed their work on trying to shift traditional third sector evaluation and measurement practices.

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Challenging the narrative around the ‘migrant crisis’

By Razia Shariff
on 9 November 2020 , 4 minute read

There has been a recent increase in the number of refugees and asylum seekers attempting to reach the UK by crossing the English Channel. How does KRAN support refugees, and hold thought leaders and opinion formers to account?

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Alex Miller

Our coronavirus resources for the second lockdown

on 5 November 2020 , 3 minute read

During the first lockdown, we compiled tailored coronavirus advice for charities, funders and policymakers. We want to share these resources from earlier in 2020 with you again.

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