Guides

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 attracting more attention as it becomes more visible on our streets, but is a complex issue that goes far beyond rough sleeping. Here we set homelessness in it's correct context, as a problem caused

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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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Let’s talk mission through mergers: A discussion for trustees

on 9 October 2018

This briefing paper outlines the advice and recommendations from the panel at NPC’s Clothworkers’ seminar on how mergers can help charities achieve more impact for their beneficiaries.

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The Code of Good Governance: How to put it into practice

on 24 July 2018

This briefing paper outlines the advice and recommendations from the panel at NPC’s Clothworkers’ seminar on how charity trustees can put the Charity Governance Code into practice.

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Developing your digital roadmap

on 11 April 2018

Developing your digital roadmap is aimed at charities that are working out how to get started on their own digital change process, and the people who need to be bought into that change—senior managers, Chief Execs and trustees.

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Knowledge and Learning for social organisations aiming to grow or ‘scale-up’

on 18 January 2018

'Knowledge and Learning' can help social projects who want to grow or scale up. In this guide we suggest that there are three broad areas or questions that 'Knowledge and Learning' could cover for projects that are growing, and we cover each of these in-turn. The overall aim is to maximise the quality, effectiveness and impact of projects.

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Assessing the impact practices of impact investments

on 15 January 2018

A light-touch and practical framework for comparing an organisation’s approach to impact against best practice.

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Choosing an electronic case management system for your organisation

on 12 January 2018

Choosing the correct electronic data system or CRM for your organisation can be tricky. There are many things you need consider to ensure it will be suitable for your organisation. This paper is a guide for charities and other social sector organisations who are taking the steps to implement a new database.

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How to create an Impact Data Lab

on 29 November 2017

This paper presents the core factors that have enabled us to advocate for Data Labs—a model that unlocks government data to help organisations understand their impact on social issues.

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Blogs

How can you tell if your campaign is shifting the dial?

on 21 April 2017

Now we have another general election around the corner, many charities will be gearing up to get their causes up the policy agenda. But in such a complex and ever-changing environment—where attitudes and the policy agenda are affected by a million different factors—how can campaigners know if their efforts are having an impact?

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Foundation boards must ask: Are we being ambitious enough?

on 30 March 2017

How much a foundation pays out goes to their heart of its mission. But many boards do not regularly consider how much money they are giving away over all, and whether this fits with what they're trying to achieve. So how can trustees guard against being too conservative in their spending?

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How to make a strategy for impact

on 13 March 2017

‘A vision without a plan is just a dream. A plan without a vision is just drudgery. But a vision with a plan can change the world.’ We've updated of our free guide to charity strategy with some fresh thinking. Here Sally Bagwell introduces our approach and outlines some key principles for developing a strategy.

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