Effective charities

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Events & Training

Stories and numbers: Choosing what impact data to collect

On 22 January 2019, 2:00 pm4:30 pm
at 356 Holloway Road

Exploring what’s the best balance to reach between quantitative and qualitative data.

Events & Training

How embracing digital can transform your charity

On 14 January 2019, 4:00 pm6:00 pm
at Dunster Court, Mincing Lane

This seminar will explore what trustees need to think about when embracing digital in their charities.

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What role for mergers in federated charities?

By Richard Litchfield
on 10 April 2018

A structure that that benefits from its diversity can still make use of consolidation argues Richard Litchfield, Chief Executive of Eastside Primetimers.


Giving the voluntary sector some space to think

on 4 October 2017

NPC's CEO Dan Corry wrote recently: ‘There are a lot of very good people in the charity and social enterprise sector, but they have no bloody time to think.’ Here he talks over our upcoming annual conference, designed to help organisations lift their heads from the day-to-day and explore cutting-edge thinking.


How to use your data to drive decisions

on 15 August 2017

With our expanding digital universe, it can feel like we’re surrounded by data but very few insights. Sonali Patel looks at how organisations can transform their data into wisdom, and use it to take informed action.


What does it take for charities to harness the power of data?

on 5 June 2017

As charities look to the future, collecting both numbers and stories about how services are supporting beneficiaries will be crucial to improving their work. Here Katie Boswell outlines 3 principles of an effective approach to data in your charity.


Learning lessons from NPC’s Well-being Measure

on 4 November 2016

Our Well-being Measure will soon move into a new phase. Tris Lumley reflects on lessons that can be learned from our experience designing, building and running this tech service.


Igniting bold action in the charity sector

on 14 October 2016

This week, leaders from the charity sector and beyond gathered for our 6th annual conference NPC Ignites. The day was designed to help attendees take a step back from their day-to-day work, keep pace with change + plug into new ideas and thinking. Patrick Murray talks through some of the day's insights.


School’s out! But charities can keep on learning

on 18 December 2015

We are reaching the end of the first term of the school year, which means a well-deserved break for many. But the winter break also gives education charities running interventions in schools a chance to evaluate their autumn term programmes. Here's how starting with a theory of change can help.


Charities and funders must communicate about impact measurement

on 4 December 2015

Many charities are keen to measure their impact, but pressure or restrictions from their funders may be a barrier to doing so successfully. In situations like this, communication is key.


The sector needs a strong, robust Charity Commission

on 2 December 2015

With the Charity Commission's powers up for debate in parliament, Dan Corry considers what the public can expect from the regulator.


Why the sector needs to engage with devolution

on 18 November 2015

The devolution of more powers and resources to local government is an opportunity for the sector, but civil society has not been a large part of this dialogue. Neil McInroy reflects on what was discussed during his session on localism at NPC Ignites, and explains why charities should be more engaged with devolution process.