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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.

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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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Our analysis of Covid-19 data from Turn2us

on 17 August 2020

This analysis is based on demand data from Turn2us, a national charity which helps people in financial need gain access to financial help. From analysing this data set we have identified key trends about this crisis relating to increased demand.

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Understanding your data: One way to build back better?

on 23 July 2020 , 4 minute read

As we emerge from lockdown, new questions present themselves, such as how can we build back better? Data can help ensure that our focus is on the right questions as we look to a future beyond Covid-19.

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Our analysis of Covid-19 data from Buttle UK

on 16 July 2020

This analysis is based on demand data from Buttle UK, who give grants to support children and young people in crisis. We have identified some key themes from analysing this 2019 and 2020 data, and it is an example of what we can learn from tools like our interactive data dashboard.

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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 updating 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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