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Blogs

Ending homelessness: how collaboration can drive change

By Funders Together to End Homelessness
on 9 January 2020 , 5 minute read

Funders Together to End Homelessness - a network of funders which supports strategic, innovative, and effective solutions to homelessness. This blog discusses the importance of collaborating and systems change in preventing and ending homelessness.

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Events & Training

Social Impact for Business

On 13 February 2020, 8:30 am10:30 am
at Fourth Floor, Harling House, 47-51 Great Suffolk Street

In the first of our Social Impact for Business series of events, we’ll be focusing specifically on developing effective strategies for impact. Later in the series we’ll be exploring best practice approaches to measuring, reporting and communicating impact.

Blogs

Public-private partnerships: Ending homelessness through strategic collaboration

By Funders Together to End Homelessness
on 22 October 2019 , 5 minute read

For a new transatlantic series of blogs, Funders Together to End Homelessness, a national network of funders in the USA which supports effective solutions to homelessness are sharing the lessons they have learnt. In this piece they discuss the importance of public sector partnerships to the issue.

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Blogs

Big words, big numbers, and big ideas

on 16 October 2019 , 5 minute read

Will Hanford, NPC’s communication manager, attended his first ever NPC Ignites this year and has written a blog on the highlights of his experience. He detects a strong theme of power, particularly the power wielded both consciously and unconsciously by funders, running through the day.

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Blogs

One week ’till NPC Ignites 2019!

on 3 October 2019 , 3 minute read

It's just one week till NPC Ignites 2019! Our CEO Dan Corry runs through the exciting programme.

Blogs

Three places to start changing power dynamics in grant making

By Sufina Ahmad
on 6 September 2019

At NPC, we’ve been hosting a seminar series on power dynamics in grant-making, which will culminate in a panel debate at our upcoming NPC Ignites conference. In this guest blog, Sufina Ahmad, who attended two of our recent seminars, sets out her top three reflections on how we can put these ideas in

Blogs

Shifting power, changing lives

on 19 July 2019 , 5 minute read

How can funders boost the capacity of charities and communities advocating for change?

Blogs

What the private sector can offer the charity sector and how funders can help it to do more

on 28 May 2019

Here NPC Consultant Matthew Mannix discusses three examples from our work across the Stone Family Foundations' Disadvantaged Youth Portfolio which illustrate the value of corporate-charity partnerships.

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Blogs

Three ways to wield power well

on 22 May 2019 , 4 minute read

The role of funders in tackling social problems is increasingly under public scrutiny. With power comes responsibility, but you must recognise you have power before you can be fully aware of how far your responsibilities extend.

Blogs

What are charities and funders going to do about Brexit?

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on 15 April 2019

With attention in government and the country at large focused on the policy recuperation and political drama of Brexit, is it time for charities and funders to assert their independence?

Blogs

Power dynamics in grant making

on 9 April 2019

The top 300 foundations in the UK have combined assets of £65 billion and gave out £3.3 billion in grants in 2018. Do they understand their role in the systems that create social issues and should they be seeking to share or even give away their power?

Resources

Funding a good start: Philanthropy and the early years sector in the UK

on 20 November 2018

Funders can help reduce inequalities in life outcomes by supporting charities intervening in this early period of a child’s life. Here we outline the various ways in which philanthropists could make an impact in this area.

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