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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.
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.’
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.