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State of the Sector 2020

on 18 May 2020

Our research captures our sector in the final few months of calm before the storm, offering insight into its strengths, weaknesses, challenges and risks, so that philanthropists, funders and policy makers can best support charities to help those who rely on them now more than ever.

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Interactive Covid-19 data for charities and funders

on 11 May 2020

Regularly updated and interactive data on the coronavirus crisis for charities and funders. We have built an interactive dashboard which shows the places most affected by Covid-19, and those that have underlying factors—such as age, health, ethnicity—which may put them at risk.

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Covid-19 data for charities and funders

on 24 April 2020

The current crisis poses many challenges to charities and funders. One of the most difficult challenges is determining which people and places need extra support. Data can show the places that are currently suffering the most from Covid-19, and those that have underlying risk factors.

Blogs

Identify, prevent and predict: Using data to stop global trafficking

By Ana-Sofia Baillet & Robyn Phillips
on 4 March 2020 , 3 minute read

In anticipation of our upcoming seminar on data, this guest blog by STOP THE TRAFFIK emphasises the importance of data in identifying, preventing and predicting global trafficking hotspots.

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Understanding Impact

on 12 February 2020

How to turn your theory of change into a plan for measurement, the five types of data you will need to pay attention to, and how to prioritise what to measure.

Blogs

Data protection day: A time for celebration and reflection

on 28 January 2020 , 5 minute read

As part of data protection day, Principal for Data, Rosario Piazza discusses the opportunities GDPR can bring for the social sector.

Alex Green
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NPC Labs: Why we’re embracing open working at NPC

on 14 January 2020 , 5 minute read

NPC Labs is a sketchbook, drawing board and very ambitious to-do list all rolled in to one. A place where we can think out loud, debate new ideas and move from thinking on our own to thinking as part of a wider community.

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Data Labs update

on 22 August 2019

Our Data Labs project aims to open up government administrative data to the social sector. That way, charities, funders, government bodies and social enterprises can better understand the impact of their services on beneficiaries.

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How to harness the data revolution for social good

on 7 August 2019 , 5 minute read

The social sector has the power to turn the data revolution happening all around us into a cultural and systemic shift of such magnitude that it could change service provision fundamentally. Used for good, data has the power to radically transform our sector, and the lives of the people we serve.

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Justice Data Lab: FAQ update

on 29 March 2019

This document responds to some of the common criticisms or concerns about the Justice Data Lab.

Blogs

DCMS appoints NPC to lead evaluation and learning for Building Connections Fund

on 2 January 2019

We're pleased to announce we'll be leading a consortium of evaluation and learning providers for the Building Connections Fund—an £11.5m investment to tackle loneliness, funded by the UK Government, the Big Lottery Fund and the Co-op Foundation.

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What impact data should trustees be using in decision making?

on 23 November 2018

Data can be confusing for trustees. Here Nicola Pritchard, NPC Consultant, shares insights from sector leaders who spoke at a recent NPC seminar on the subject.

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