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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.

Blogs

Trustees and risk taking

on 24 May 2019 , 5 minute read

At our recent seminar hosted at the Clothworkers' Hall trustees shared the way they approach risk, and how their management and acceptance of it was advantageous to their charities. Here NPC Consultant Nicola Pritchard shared some of the insights from the day.

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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.

Resources

Justice Data Lab: FAQ update

on 29 March 2019

This document responds to some of the common criticisms or concerns about the Justice Data Lab.

Resources

How are charities accessing people in prison to deliver vital services?

on 20 March 2019

People in prison need access to charities. But due to the nature of prisons charities find it hard to get access to prisoners. In this report we set out working with the system can help charities break down the barriers to access.

Blogs

Learning to involve stakeholders in your charity’s work

on 5 March 2019

What practical steps should charities take to to involve users in an ethical way?

Blogs

Ten ways to make your charity genuinely digital  

on 29 January 2019

It's not enough to just do 'digital' these days, so how can charities make sure technology is embedded in all their work? NPC Consultant Nicola Pritchard reports back from our recent event.

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Blogs

Three lessons to help charities increase their impact

on 24 January 2019

The Impact for Growth Peer Network of the Impact Management Programme (now merged with Inspiring Impact) was set up last July and has grown from 11 to 40 members. What have the grantees learnt from being part of the network and how can it help the wider sector?

Resources

Tackling the homelessness crisis: Why and how you should fund systemically

on 26 November 2018

Homelessness is a problem which has grown massively in the last decade. It is a complex issue that goes far beyond rough sleeping. Here we set homelessness in it's correct context, as a problem caused by systemic factors such as poverty, and suggest ways philanthropists can help.

Blogs

What impact data should trustees be using in decision making?

on 23 November 2018

Data can be confusing for trustees. Here Nicola Pritchard, NPC Consultant, shares insights from sector leaders who spoke at a recent NPC seminar on the subject.

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.

Blogs

Measuring the multiplicity of impact

on 16 November 2018

NPC Senior Consultant Anoushka Kenley considers what economic analysis has to offer those thing about how to measure impact.

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