Client report


Evaluation of the Building Resilient Economies programme

on 1 October 2018

In 2013 Friends Provident Foundation launched the Building Resilient Economies programme, motivated by the failures of the economic system to meet the needs of society and the environment. They asked us to evaluate this work.


In pursuit of deep impact and market-rate returns

on 29 April 2018

How the KL Felicitas Foundation's impact investing portfolio balances social impact with financial return.


Thinking big: How to use theory of change for systems change

on 7 March 2018

We think that, applied well, theory of change can support charities and funders to take a systemic approach to their work. This report identifies five common pitfalls that organisations fall into when using theory of change, and walks through five rules of thumb that will help organisations to use the approach to tackle complex problems.


Tapping the potential: Lessons from the Richmond Group’s practical collaborative work in Somerset

on 19 February 2018

A learning report, researched and authored by NPC for The Richmond Group of Charities. It captures learning from the initial stages of an approach to building meaningful collaboration between the voluntary sector and public bodies.


More than grants collection: Pushing the boundaries of funding

on 14 December 2017

As a country we face huge challenges. These challenges present questions for everyone who funds charities. It’s time to ask whether charitable foundations in the UK are doing enough—and are doing the right things—to support the voluntary and community sector.


In your care: The role of philanthropy for children in care and care leavers

on 25 April 2017

NPC's briefing for philanthropists and funders on how they can support the care system to ensure better life chances for children in care and care-leavers.


User voice: Putting people at the heart of impact practice

on 15 November 2016

This report explains how charities can best harness the views and needs of their beneficiaries in order to improve their impact.


Valuing data: How to use it in your grant-making

on 2 November 2016

There are over 10,000 charitable foundations in the UK. Between them, they generate a vast amount of data. But this data has not traditionally been seen as a resource in the same way that money has been, and this is a missed opportunity. In this report we outline how grant-makers can use data at both an individual and a collective level to improve their funding practice.


Animal welfare in Scotland: A guide for funders

on 25 October 2016

This report is a guide for funders who want to promote animal welfare in Scotland. It maps the issue, and helps funders understand the many different approaches and solutions they could support.


Neurological conditions in Scotland: A guide for funders

on 25 October 2016

This report is a guide for funders who want to improve the lives of people with neurological conditions in Scotland.


Invest in young lives: Building philanthropic support for disabled children and young people

on 22 September 2016

This report makes the case that more philanthropic support should be channelled towards organisations helping disabled children and young people. It seeks to bridge the gap between the evidence base and philanthropic support—highlighting why the cause is important and identifying opportunities for philanthropists to drive lasting change for children and their families.


Information provision for people with Multiple Sclerosis

on 15 July 2016

For anyone with a health condition like Multiple Sclerosis, having access to quality and timely information is crucial. This report presents a theory of change and outcomes measurement framework approach for the provision of information to people with MS. It could be used by any organisation in the MS sector to help assess the effectiveness of its information provision activities and how it can improve them.