Debates - NPC

Stethoscope
Blogs

How to measure the health of the charity sector

By and Tom Collinge
on 22 July 2021 , 4 minute read

With the recent relaxation of Covid-19 regulations in England, can we find a metric that helps us better understand the health of our sector as we enter a world without coronavirus restrictions?

National Gallery
Blogs

How the National Gallery went ‘digital-only’ during the pandemic and what reopening could look like for the arts

By Kate Iddon
on 8 July 2021 , 4 minute read

The public arts sector may soon be able to welcome large numbers of visitors for the first time since March 2020. How did the National Gallery increase its digital offering during the pandemic and what learnings will the arts sector take into the post-pandemic world?

UK street
Blogs

Is ‘levelling up’ just a soundbite?

By and Dan Corry
on 7 July 2021 , 4 minute read

The government wants to do something called 'levelling up' and it is popular amongst the public. What does this policy actually entail and how can the government meet the public's expectations of it?

Person doing a survey
Blogs

Could smarter financial incentives improve charity survey participation?

By and Ben Fowler
on 4 June 2021 , 5 minute read

Paying survey participants is standard practice in commercial market research. In the charity sector it is less prevalent. Why is this and how do vouchers or cash rewards affect response rates and survey representativeness?

Voting
Blogs

Field building for democracy: The importance of connection, coordination and collaboration

By and Michelle Man
on 21 April 2021 , 4 minute read

The UK democracy sector faces challenges similar to those faced by charities. Whether it’s building a thriving democracy or tackling homelessness, if we’re to achieve our charitable missions, we need to find ways to be more open and collaborative.

Blogs

Is there a North/South divide in English philanthropy?

on 9 April 2021 , 3 minute read

NPC’s philanthropist and funder peer network recently came together to discuss the North/South divide in English philanthropy.

Protestors at a rally
Blogs

Don’t stifle the voice of civil society

By and Dan Corry
on 29 March 2021 , 3 minute read

We need a public sector and a political culture, at all levels, that finds a way of talking to civil society.

NPC Ignites
Events & Training

Rethink and Rebuild through and beyond Covid-19

On 4 March 2021, 3:00 pm4:30 pm
at Zoom

This event will be an opportunity to hear from some of those in the sector (and outside) who are doing some of this big thinking.

charity shop
Blogs

Where next for online charity retail?

on 5 February 2021 , 4 minute read

The pandemic has greatly reduced charity trading income and has accelerated shifts in consumer behaviour. Here's four innovations in online retail that charities could harness and develop further.

Buses in a city
Blogs

How to build upon recent changes to place-based coordination

By and Abigail Rose
on 12 January 2021 , 4 minute read

In October, we released interim findings from our 'Coordination in place' project, which aims to investigate place-based local action during the Covid-19 pandemic. How can charities, funders and commissioners continue to improve local collaboration?

NPC Ignites helpers
Alex Miller
Blogs

NPC Asks with Dame Louise Casey

on 4 December 2020

After Dame Louise Casey's recent warning that Britain was facing a ‘perfect storm of awfulness,' we invited her to speak at our NPC Q&A event on 2 December 2020. Full recording here.

man delivering with mask on
Blogs

How to combat the issue of rising needs and declining resources

By Ed Mayo
on 2 December 2020 , 5 minute read

When the economy dips, needs rise and the resources open to charities dip too. What we need is a system that is effective at stopping this 'scissors effect' and at meeting needs, not just where, but when they arise.

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