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How philanthropists can respond to the urgent needs of people seeking asylum

By Stephen Hale
on 16 April 2020 , 4 minute read

People seeking asylum live outside the mainstream safety net. In this case study, Stephen Hale from Refugee Action explains the dramatic change in the needs and risks faced by refugees, their response, and how philanthropists can help. 

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Collaborating for a cause

on 14 April 2020

How philanthropists can team together using cause related networks to multiply the impact of their giving.

Seth Reynolds
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How philanthropists can help maternity services adapt

on 8 April 2020

In this case study, our Systems Change Principal, Seth Reynolds, interviews (virtually) Vicky Fobel, Public Affairs and Campaigns Manager at NCT, to learn how they’re adapting and what philanthropists can do to help parenting charities.

Dan Corry
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A joint letter to philanthropists

on 30 March 2020

Sign our joint letter to philanthropists, originally printed in the Financial Times.

David Pritchard
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How ‘Response Funds’ in the U.S. are confronting Covid-19

on 27 March 2020

"From where I sit the philanthropic response has been positive so far, but this is a stoppage like no other." NPC's man in the U.S. comments on the situation there.

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Indigo Trust pledge £2.5million in immediate response to coronavirus

By Indigo Trust
on 20 March 2020

The Indigo Trust will be making grants over the course of the next few days that represent 250% of the value of their normal annual giving.

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A rebalancing act: How funders can address power dynamics

on 17 March 2020

Our practical guide for funders follows our popular 2019 seminar series, in which charities and funders debated how power dynamics express themselves in the sector, and what funders can do to share power, wield power well, and build power in others.

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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.

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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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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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Will Hanford
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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Dan Corry
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.

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