Financial incentives and charity survey participation
By Ben Fowler .
On 4 June 2021.
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?
Field building for democracy
By Michelle Man .
On 21 April 2021.
The UK democracy sector faces challenges similar to those faced by charities. If we’re to achieve our missions, we need to be more open and collaborative.
Is there a North/South divide in English philanthropy?
By Hannah Kowszun .
On 9 April 2021.
NPC’s philanthropist and funder peer network recently came together to discuss the North/South divide in English philanthropy.
Don’t stifle the voice of civil society
By Dan Corry .
On 29 March 2021.
We need a public sector and a political culture, at all levels, that finds a way of talking to civil society.
Where next for online charity retail?
By Nicola Pritchard .
On 5 February 2021.
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.
How to build upon recent changes to place-based coordination
By Abigail Rose .
On 12 January 2021.
How can charities, funders and commissioners continue to improve local collaboration?
NPC Asks with Dame Louise Casey
By Alex Miller.
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.
How to combat the issue of rising needs and declining resources
By Ed Mayo.
On 2 December 2020.
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.
Civil society needs a seat at the table
By Dan Corry .
On 27 November 2020.
Charities, social enterprises, community organisations and all their funders are crucial to getting us through this crisis.
What do we mean by mutual aid?
By Tom Collinge .
On 3 November 2020.
As England enters another lockdown, we may see another spontaneous up-swell of mutual aid. What do we know about mutual aid groups and can they help us tackle some of our biggest social problems?
Thoughts on how the sector can rethink and rebuild
By Angela Kail .
On 28 October 2020.
For our 'Rethink, Rebuild' initiative, we are researching how to support the charity sector’s adaptation and increase its resilience.
Baroness Barran: The sector needs ‘better data and transparency’
By Baroness Barran.
On 6 October 2020.
As the Conservative Party hosts an online annual conference. Baroness Barran, Minister for Civil Society, has authored this blog for NPC on the government's programme for charities.