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‘I just can’t imagine’: Why we need lived experience in the charity sector

on 5 October 2020 , 3 minute read

Why do we need lived experience in the charity sector? 9 October to 15 October 2020 is Baby Loss Awareness Week in the UK.

How can ‘mapping’ help to improve unemployment support?

By Mark Cosens
on 2 October 2020 , 3 minute read

The outbreak of Covid-19 has left millions of people facing the devastating prospect of unemployment. Here's how better coordinated funding for employment services and a comprehensive ‘map’ of all of the existing providers of employment support could help.

How philanthropists and businesses can tackle domestic violence

By Lyndsey​ Dearlove
on 30 September 2020 , 4 minute read

Domestic violence has become more prevalent and harder to fight because of lockdown. We spoke with the charity Hestia about their employer-focussed response and how philanthropists and corporates can help.

Increasing the positive impact of all investments: Helping fund managers walk the walk

By Jake Levy
on 29 September 2020 , 3 minute read

Snowball, a fund management firm that seeks to maximise social and environmental impact, sets out how their new framework measures and assesses the impact of an investment.

Seth Reynolds

Time to rethink and rebuild

on 24 September 2020 , 5 minute read

‘Post-Covid’ is not a phrase we can use for a while. This is a moment of systemic change that demands a systemic response.

CEO Dan Corry speaking at an event
Dan Corry

Where now for the sector?

on 23 September 2020 , 4 minute read

Covid-19 has held up a great big mirror to the massive social inequalities that beset our nation. At this year's NPC Ignites, we will discuss how charities can tackle them.

Thomas Abrams

How can the social sector support the further rollout of social prescribing?

on 22 September 2020 , 5 minute read

The government has pledged £5m to increase the rollout of social prescribing. How can the social sector support the further rollout of social prescribing and what risks need to be managed to ensure that it delivers the right outcomes?

Rachael Maskell MP: ‘Pound, power and partnerships’ for the charity sector

By Rachael Maskell MP
on 21 September 2020 , 3 minute read

This week, the Labour Party is hosting an online annual conference. Rachael Maskell MP, Shadow Minister for the Voluntary and Community Sector, has authored this blog for NPC on Labour’s programme for charities.

Dan Corry

Embedding diversity, equity and inclusion into all aspects of NPC

on 16 September 2020 , 5 minute read

At NPC, our goal is to transform the social sector through our research, guidance and debates to increase the positive impact for the people and communities who need it. What would it mean to apply a diversity, equity and inclusion lens such as racial justice to this mission?

How much government funding has the charity sector really received?

on 16 September 2020 , 5 minute read

We recently analysed the £750m support package for charities. Now that the National Audit Office has released a Covid-19 cost tracker, we take a look at how much government money for charities has actually been spent and what extra funding has likely gone to charities.

Using data to examine local issues: Not too proud to say I’m wrong

By Richard Collins
on 8 September 2020 , 3 minute read

Sortified wanted a firmer evidence base to examine local issues, so they commissioned NPC to develop a data set which examined needs at a hyper local level. The data showed how we must challenge perceptions and assumptions, so that we are not targeting support in the wrong places.

Charity care homes

on 4 September 2020 , 3 minute read

What do we know about the charitable care sector and how it compares to other providers?

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