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What should charity trustees be thinking about?

on 7 April 2020 , 5 minute read

A charity’s trustees are responsible for identifying, prioritising and managing its risks, as well as opportunities. As this crisis drags on, and a major recession becomes ever more likely, many will need to switch focus to how they deliver their mission over the medium term.


How philanthropists should respond to coronavirus

on 20 March 2020

A collaborative effort to help philanthropists keep charities serving throughout the coronavirus crisis, and prepare for whatever challenges the post-covid world will hold.


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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Supporting charities and funders by being a critical friend

on 10 March 2020 , 4 minute read

We think of our consulting work as a journey, not a product. Do you want access to NPC expertise, facilitation, challenge and independence, whilst also building capacity and ownership over the process? See how our critical friend approach to consulting could be the perfect fit for your organisation


Three things to think about when asking sensitive survey questions

on 5 March 2020 , 3 minute read

How do you build trusting and honest relationships when asking sensitive survey questions? Through working with the grant-holders of the Building Connections Fund, we've been exploring how to promote open conversations.


Barriers to systems change: What we’re hearing from the sector

on 21 February 2020 , 6 minute read

Systems change is attracting more and more attention lately. Charities and funders have been telling us what barriers they face when ‘doing’ systems change. Here's how they might overcome three common issues.

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How much should charities measure?

on 19 February 2020 , 3 minute read

Doing evaluation well is often about getting that balance; not too little data that you don’t get any insights, but not so much that you’re reinventing the wheel.


Back to basics? Campaigning in a Tory majority Parliament

By Richard Darlington
on 14 February 2020 , 5 minute read

You’d need to be in your fifties to have any professional experience of operating in an environment where a Conservative government commands such a stable and substantive majority in Parliament. In this guest blog, Richard Darlington shares how to campaign in this new context.


Understanding Impact

on 12 February 2020

How to turn your theory of change into a plan for measurement, the five types of data you will need to pay attention to, and how to prioritise what to measure.


Data protection day: A time for celebration and reflection

on 28 January 2020 , 5 minute read

As part of data protection day, Principal for Data, Rosario Piazza discusses the opportunities GDPR can bring for the social sector.


Can we end homelessness by 2030?

By Martin Burrows, Director of Research and Campaigns at Groundswell.
on 23 January 2020 , 6 minute read

What is the future of homelessness and what can the social sector do to help end it? This guest blog was written following an NPC event by Martin Burrows from Groundswell.


An agenda for impact in 2020

on 22 January 2020 , 5 minute read

NPC's CEO Dan Corry sets out our priorities for 2020.