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Let’s have more collaboration and less merger

By Duncan Shrubsole
on 8 October 2018

Ahead of his appearance at NPC Ignites, Duncan Shrubsole, Director of Policy Communications and Research at Lloyds Bank Foundation argues that talk of mergers in the social sector is detracting from the value of collaboration.

Eat your data, it’s good for you!

By Suzanne Jacob OBE
on 4 October 2018

Ahead of 2018's NPC Ignite, conference speaker and CEO of SafeLives, Suzanne Jacob OBE, sets out the changing challenges they have faced and lessons they have learnt trying to use tech for good.

Evaluating Friends Provident Foundation’s ‘Building Resilient Economies’ Programme

on 1 October 2018

NPC has evaluated the Friends Provident Foundation's Building Resilient Economies Programme. We've found bold approaches that have galvanised organisations to think and work differently, as well as important questions of values.

A new chapter for Inspiring Impact

on 28 September 2018

The Inspiring Impact and the Impact Management Programme are merging. The combined programme will offer free impact support to charities and social enterprises across the UK.  Here, Rachel Tait sets out the process and thinking behind the decision.

Highlights of Ignites

on 27 September 2018

#NPC Ignites is just two weeks away and excitement is building here at NPC towers. Here two members of staff discuss what they are most excited to see at the conference.

Whose data is it anyway?

By Baillie Aaron
on 19 September 2018

Spark Inside deliver coaching in prisons to encourage rehabilitation, reduce violence and lower reoffending. Their CEO, Baillie Aaron, will be speaking at NPC Ignites and here sets out the challenges of evaluating programmes with incarcerated people and how they used co-design to overcome them.

A product or a journey? Our approach to consultancy for charities and funders

on 17 September 2018

Why is NPC both a charity and a consultancy? What do we bring to the clients we work with? Sally Bagwell, Deputy Head of our Charities Team, explains.

Welcome to our new (more user-friendly) website

on 13 September 2018

Katy Murray, NPC Comms Manager, sets out some of the thinking behind our new website.

Are we failing to focus on disadvantaged places?

on 12 September 2018

New research has revealed the scale of the problem in local government finances in the most disadvantaged areas of the country. Is it time for the social sector to come together in a coalition for change to help tackle this looming crisis—and prevent it from happening again?

Building a better sense of community

on 11 September 2018

NPC CEO Dan Corry shares some reflections on the government’s recent Civil Society Strategy.

Potential difficulties registering EU migrants

on 11 September 2018

With the UK planning to leave the EU in March 2019, the Transition Advice Fund has commissioned a study of EU migrants across the UK to uncover attitudes towards Brexit and the capability of different people to navigate the application process for settled status. Project lead Ruth Gripper explains

When (not) to merge a charity

on 31 August 2018

Our research has found many positives for charities from mergers but they're not always appropriate. Thinking about when they aren't helps us to understand the range of collaboration options that are available to charities.

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