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Abigail Rose

How to rebalance data for the 21st century

on 12 November 2020 , 4 minute read

A more equitable approach to evaluation seeks to redress unequal power dynamics. At a recent NPC event, two speakers discussed their work on trying to shift traditional third sector evaluation and measurement practices.

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Challenging the narrative around the ‘migrant crisis’

By Razia Shariff
on 9 November 2020 , 4 minute read

There has been a recent increase in the number of refugees and asylum seekers attempting to reach the UK by crossing the English Channel. How does KRAN support refugees, and hold thought leaders and opinion formers to account?

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Alex Miller

Our coronavirus resources for the second lockdown

on 5 November 2020 , 3 minute read

During the first lockdown, we compiled tailored coronavirus advice for charities, funders and policymakers. We want to share these resources from earlier in 2020 with you again.

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Charity boards in recovery

on 13 October 2020

We have partnered with decision-science consultancy Leapwise to explore how decision making by charity boards has changed during the crisis, and to provide support on how to strengthen this for the next chapter.


Back to school for charities?

By Martin Bisp
on 8 October 2020 , 4 minute read

Schools across the UK recently reopened after a prolonged period of closure due to the pandemic. However, some charities remain shut out of schools and have seen opportunities to provide services reduced. What effect is this 'new normal' having on charities and, crucially, young people?


‘I just can’t imagine’: Why we need lived experience in the charity sector

on 5 October 2020 , 3 minute read

Why do we need lived experience in the charity sector? 9 October to 15 October 2020 is Baby Loss Awareness Week in the UK.


Trauma-informed approaches

on 1 October 2020

This short guide is written for charity leaders to help you to understand what trauma-informed approaches are, and how to introduce them into your service.


Gender and culture-informed approaches

on 1 October 2020

This short guide is written for charity leaders to help you to understand what gender and
culture-informed approaches are, and how to introduce them into your service.


Increasing the positive impact of all investments: Helping fund managers walk the walk

By Jake Levy
on 29 September 2020 , 3 minute read

Snowball, a fund management firm that seeks to maximise social and environmental impact, sets out how their new framework measures and assesses the impact of an investment.


How much government funding has the charity sector really received?

on 16 September 2020 , 5 minute read

We recently analysed the £750m support package for charities. Now that the National Audit Office has released a Covid-19 cost tracker, we take a look at how much government money for charities has actually been spent and what extra funding has likely gone to charities.


Using data to examine local issues: Not too proud to say I’m wrong

By Richard Collins
on 8 September 2020 , 3 minute read

Sortified wanted a firmer evidence base to examine local issues, so they commissioned NPC to develop a data set which examined needs at a hyper local level. The data showed how we must challenge perceptions and assumptions, so that we are not targeting support in the wrong places.

Abigail Rose

How can trustees build resilience through and beyond the Covid-19 crisis?

on 24 August 2020 , 4 minute read

Trustees need to enable their charities to deliver their mission post-crisis. At a recent NPC and Clothworkers’ Company seminar, two charity leaders discussed what trustees should now be thinking about, as we move on from the initial Covid-19 crisis and into the recovery.