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What role for mergers in federated charities?

By Richard Litchfield
on 10 April 2018

A structure that that benefits from its diversity can still make use of consolidation argues Richard Litchfield, Chief Executive of Eastside Primetimers.

The past and potential of ‘place’

on 6 April 2018

‘Place-based’ solutions gaining popularity at the moment. But it’s not a new idea. The approach has quite a history. NPC’s CEO Dan Corry walks through his experience and some key principles that underpin it.

4 insights from working with ‘experts by experience’

on 5 April 2018

We talk a lot about the need for charities to involve the intended user when designing services. But we also know that it’s easier said than done. So we decided to have a go at doing. Here are four things we learned from mapping young people's experiences in Camden.

Do we need more impactful corporate-charity partnerships?

on 28 March 2018

Social upheaval provides incentives for charities and businesses to come together. But often such partnerships aren’t designed to maximise impact. We researched the challenges both sides face, and examples of partnerships that are breaking the mould. Here’s what we found.’

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How to make monitoring, evaluation, and learning work for complex change

By Micheal Moses
on 26 March 2018

Michael Moses of Global Integrity reflects on how he and his colleagues help their partner organisations use monitoring, evaluation and learning approaches to work towards systemic change.

Campaigning for justice reform in 2018

on 16 March 2018

With prisons in crisis and with policy makers preoccupied by Brexit, Grace Wyld asks—how does the social sector go about campaigning for meaningful criminal justice reform in 2018?

Embracing the process: bringing theory of change and systems change together

on 14 March 2018

'Charities and funders don’t need to become experts in theory of change and systems change to benefit from them.' A week after we launched our new guide to theory of change for systems change, one of it's authors, Katie Boswell reflects on the process the team went through to create it, and what they learned about thinking big in pursuit of change.

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Built with grit (not the snow kind): Co-designed tools to support your impact management

By Sally Higham
on 12 March 2018

Charities and social enterprises need real support with their impact management. Announcing a new co-designed online platform to help with just that, Chair of the Impact Management Programme Sally Higham talks through these tools and celebrates the hard work that went into creating them.

International women’s day—two asks from the charity sector

on 8 March 2018

To mark International Women's Day 2018, Clare Wilkins—our head of development—sets out two areas where NPC believes the charity sector needs to do more to support women in realising their rights and potential.

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Let’s embrace uncertainty to tackle systemic problems

By Julian Corner
on 7 March 2018

Julian Corner Chief Executive of the Lankelly Chase Foundation argues that as change rarely comes in the form we expect, our strategies to achieve it should be just as flexible.

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How can we up-skill charities to gain insights from data?

By Louise Corti & Neil Serougi
on 2 March 2018

There's a clear appetite from charities to be better able to get insights from their data. So what can be done to build capacity and capability?

With contracting in crisis, is there promise in a place-based approach?

on 28 February 2018

Charities are struggling with the current system of public sector contracting. Meanwhile, recent shocks like Carillion's collapse signal that it’s time for change if we want to deliver for people and communities. Nathan Yeowell talks through the issues at play, and explores how a place-based approach could help us find a better approach.

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