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Four tips to write a good Theory of Change

on 11 December 2019

Every charity or funder needs a theory of change, but it's not always a simple thing to come up with. Here Margery Infield, NPC Consultant, shares some lessons from a recent Theory of Change training event.

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What makes a winner on charity governance?

on 10 December 2019 , 4 minute read

We sat down and spoke impact assessment and great governance with Turn2us Chief Executive and Charity Governance Awards judge Thomas Lawson. Here's why a finely tuned balance between boards and charities is the key to success.

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Auditing the impact practice of ‘sustainable’ investments

on 6 December 2019 , 3 minute read

More than a quarter of the assets run by US fund managers are deemed as ‘sustainable’. How is 'sustainable' defined and who is keeping an eye on the credentials and the impact practice of these funds?

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For Business, purpose is hot: But will it lead anywhere? 

on 28 November 2019

NPC Consultant Thomas Abrams explores whether recent trends toward 'purpose driven' or 'ethical' businesses are having the impact they could.

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Shared measurement: Not a magic bullet…yet

on 5 November 2019

The way we measure is almost as important as what we measure. Here Shubh Sharma, NPC Consultant sets out the ways measuring collaboratively can improve our work and break down power dynamics.

Resources

Theory of change in ten steps

on 9 October 2019

This new guide is a ten step handbook to creating a theory of change, built on many years of developing them for charities and funders. It will teach you the basics, our core approach, with the information you need to do any theory of change.

Resources

Mechanisms – A missing component in your theory of change?

on 9 October 2019 , 7 minute read

Theory of change mechanisms are where you describe how you want people to engage with your activities; the kind of relationship you establish; and the thought processes you want them to go through in order to achieve the outcomes and impact you want.

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How to do a basic theory of change

on 9 October 2019

James Noble introduces NPC's new thinking on theory of change.

Resources

How to engage young people in arts and culture

on 4 October 2019

The artistic landscape is shifting. Across the country, budgetary pressures and the demands of career-focussed choices mean we may be facing a generation of young people who have never experienced art at school or anywhere else. Philanthropists have an opportunity to change this.

Blogs

How to use data to drive change

By Amelia Smith
on 20 September 2019 , 4 minute read

Amelia Smith of Buttle UK talks about their organisational journey to make the best use of data ahead of her appearance at NPC Ignites.

Blogs

Transforming young people’s experience of Shakespeare

By Jacqui O’Hanlon
on 10 September 2019 , 5 minute read

In this guest blog, Jacqui O’Hanlon from the Royal Shakespeare Company shares how to use place, partnerships and youth leadership to engage young people in arts and culture.

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Shared measurement: Tackling evaluation together

By Oliver Carrington
on 9 September 2019 , 4 minute read

Oliver Carrington, Impact and Evaluation Manager at Imperial Health Charity shares findings from a shared measurement pilot that should be beneficial to other charities and funders.

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