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#BuildBackBetter: Why social and environmental charities must work together

on 29 June 2020 , 5 minute read

We mustn’t lose sight of the other crisis; our environment. Environmental and social charities and funders need to work together if we are to #BuildBackBetter.

Blogs

Is the future unrestricted? Charity funding post Covid-19

on 10 June 2020 , 4 minute read

Ask any fundraiser what the best possible gift would be and their answer will be multi-year unrestricted funding. So why don't all funders give unrestricted gifts? Due to Covid-19, we have entered a 'testing phase' which could make the future of the sector unrestricted.

Blogs

How to improve diversity and inclusion on trustee boards

on 21 May 2020 , 3 minute read

Four charity leaders spoke about diversity and inclusion at a 2019 NPC and Clothworkers’ Company seminar. At this event, the speakers discussed their experiences of recruiting and supporting a diverse mix of trustees.

Blogs

How does the government view charities’ role in recovery?

on 19 May 2020 , 6 minute read

At our State of the Sector launch, Baroness Diana Barran, the Minister for Civil Society, introduced the government’s plan to work with charities as the country emerges from Covid-19. Our Policy Manager Tom Collinge unpacks the big talking points.

Resources

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.

Blogs

The charity sector in a post-coronavirus world

By Rob Abercrombie
on 5 May 2020 , 4 minute read

The charity sector is good in a crisis but we now need to start thinking about how we want the future to look. Where are the opportunities for change?

Blogs

The future of charity

on 29 April 2020 , 7 minute read

The future will be determined by our appetite for real change and progress. Will we be cautious and shelter in our respective safe spaces? Or will we be bold, and take risks?

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Events & Training

Virtual event – What does the climate crisis mean for social charities and funders?

On 2 July 2020, 9:00 am10:30 am

This event will explore how the changing climate, and the policies that are needed to cut our emissions, could affect the people that social charities and funders work with and for.

Blogs

Should disaster relief money fund core costs?

By Martha Mackenzie
on 29 January 2020 , 4 minute read

The challenge of distributing genuinely helpful aid is immense. The need for leadership, strategy, and organisational capacity is clear. In this guest blog, UNICEF's Martha Mackenzie makes the case for core funding in the midst of disaster relief.

Blogs

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.

Blogs

Polarisation: Why Brexit and a hung Parliament need a different campaigning style

on 7 November 2019

Richard Darlington shares what has been having an impact in the world of social sector policy influencing, despite the current challenging context.

Tris Lumley
Blogs

Putting the humans first in tech for good

on 24 October 2019

What do charities and technology have in common? In many cases they're each about search & discovery, signposting & helping. But they do it with different goals. Tris Lumley, NPC Director of Innovation and Development shares his thinking on their respective roles and how they could help each other.

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