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Settled? Avoiding pitfalls and maximising potential for those seeking post-Brexit settled status

on 11 September 2018

Around 3.8m EU citizens currently live in the UK. To remain here post-Brexit, they will need to engage with the government’s migrant registration scheme. This research, commissioned by the Transition Advice Fund and carried out by Revealing Reality, explores how migrants feel about the process.

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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.

Blogs

Long read: Reflections of an accidental data campaigner

on 29 November 2017

This is the story of how a shy data geek decided to break out from behind the computer screen to advocate for better use of government data to help social causes. With four years leading our Data Lab project under her belt, Tracey Gyateng charts some of the highs, lows and lessons learnt from her time campaigning for better use of data.

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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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Towards a new relationship with the state

on 24 November 2017

The research from our recent State of the Sector work examined the building blocks for a new relationship between charities and the state, we then explored this conversation further at our annual conference, NPC Ignites. In this blog Erica Bertolotto shares her insights from this session.

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How funders can unlock good charity governance

on 10 November 2017

Charities require strong boards in order to be effective. So it's surprising that there are not more funders investing in improved governance. Ahead of trustees week, Sonali Patel gives 3 ways funders can support better trusteeship.

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GDPR: It’s not just about fundraising

on 2 November 2017

G.D.P.R. Four letters that have sent a collective shiver down the spine of the charity sector lately. Much of the discussion has been gloomy, and much of it has focused on the impact on charity fundraising. Tracey Gyateng explains why this shouldn't be the case, and gives her top tips for charities working to get on top of it all.

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User mapping techniques: A guide for the social sector

on 2 November 2017

This guide outlines how user mapping techniques can be used to better understand people's lived experiences and drive impact.

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