Guides

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.

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Blogs

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

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.

Blogs

Three places to start changing power dynamics in grant making

By Sufina Ahmad
on 6 September 2019

At NPC, we’ve been hosting a seminar series on power dynamics in grant-making, which will culminate in a panel debate at our upcoming NPC Ignites conference. In this guest blog, Sufina Ahmad, who attended two of our recent seminars, sets out her top three reflections on how we can put these ideas in

Blogs

Systems change: 4 lessons I’ve learnt

By Becky Elton
on 20 August 2019 , 5 minute read

Becky Elton, Executive Director of Operations at Changing Lives shares the lessons she's learnt about system change.

Resources

Our framework for Place

on 14 August 2019

The places where we live and work define who we are and what we do. We've developed this framework to share common characteristics we’ve identified from our consulting and think tank work, which we believe will prove invaluable for developing your own place-based projects.

Resources

Developing a learning organisation

on 31 July 2019

This is a write up from NPC's Leading Impact seminar on how tips to develop a learning organisation.

Resources

Implementing and evaluating co-design

on 1 July 2019

Our five-stage roadmap for planning and implementing your co-design. We also explore how to evaluate your outcomes and processes, and how to learn from the data.

Blogs

NPC Ignites 2019: Impact for people

on 19 June 2019 , 4 minute read

The programme for this year's NPC Ignites has been announced. Find out what the hot topics are and who will be debating them.

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.

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