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Connections between homelessness and the criminal justice system

By Theo Clay and Margery Infield, NPC
on 20 December 2019 , 5 minute read

In this blog NPC Consultants Theo Clay and Margery Infield explore the links between homelessness and the criminal justice system.

Collaborating to change the criminal justice system – the role of charities in thought leadership

By Anne Fox
on 19 December 2019 , 7 minute read

Anne Fox Chief Executive of Clinks discusses her new book Crime & Consequence which poses the question, what should happen to people who commit criminal offences?

How to plan effective co-design

on 16 December 2019 , 6 minute read

At Christmastime many charities will be campaigning for action on loneliness. Many projects are using co-design to involve people directly in improving community spaces. What are we learning about what works?

What role do charities have in the process of democracy?

on 13 December 2019

Charities can't be political, but they are part of our democracy just like other institutions. What is their role and how do they navigate this aspect of their place in society without straying into politics? Michelle Man, NPC Consultant, explores.

Four tips to write a good Theory of Change

on 11 December 2019

Every charity or funder needs a theory of change, but it's not always a simple thing to come up with. Here Margery Infield, NPC Consultant, shares some lessons from a recent Theory of Change training event.

What makes a winner on charity governance?

on 10 December 2019 , 4 minute read

We sat down and spoke impact assessment and great governance with Turn2us Chief Executive and Charity Governance Awards judge Thomas Lawson. Here's why a finely tuned balance between boards and charities is the key to success.

Auditing the impact practice of ‘sustainable’ investments

on 6 December 2019 , 3 minute read

More than a quarter of the assets run by US fund managers are deemed as ‘sustainable’. How is 'sustainable' defined and who is keeping an eye on the credentials and the impact practice of these funds?

A magical thing called ‘impact measurement’

on 4 December 2019 , 5 minute read

Here Rachel Tait, Programme Manager for the Inspiring Impact programme discusses how the programme is helping more charities figure out what impact measurement right for them and they can embed it in their day to day activities.

For Business, purpose is hot: But will it lead anywhere? 

on 28 November 2019

NPC Consultant Thomas Abrams explores whether recent trends toward 'purpose driven' or 'ethical' businesses are having the impact they could.

Tris Lumley

Digital transformation & the social sector

on 27 November 2019

Does the social sector need its own digital revolution? A speech originally delivered by Tris Lumley at the 4th MSF-CSC Conference in Singapore on the fourth of November 2019. 

The conspicuous absence of the social sector (in this election’s manifestos)

on 25 November 2019

Charities and funders seem to be missing from all the parties' manifestos in the 2019 general election, but they will be a vital partner for any future government. NPC Head of Policy Leah Davis introduces our manifesto, which explores the openness required for the future relationship to have impact.

The long view on the state of the sector

By Iona Joy
on 19 November 2019

One of the most exciting things about State of the Sector 2020, is its potential to compare its findings with our original research conducted in 2017 to see what's changed. Iona Joy sadly left us this year but before she did she shared the changes she's seen in the state of the sector.

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