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Stop quoting Latin in your board meetings

on 18 October 2017

The voluntary sector's board diversity and inclusivity issue is well known. How do we tackle this? Grace Wyld shares insights from a recent NPC event on the topic.

James Noble headshot
Blogs

Five types of data for assessing your work: An explainer

on 29 September 2017

NPC has worked with many charities and social enterprises over the years to help them work out what data they need to understand and improve their work. It can be a confusing question, and sometimes even the word 'data' puts people off. Here our head of impact management James Noble introduces the different kinds of information organisations can collect.

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15 years of NPC: What I’ve learned

on 22 September 2017

15 years doesn’t sound long, but it means we're older than Twitter, the X factor and the financial crash. So we've seen a few things. Here our longest serving member of staff and head of our charities team, Iona Joy, shares her top lessons from a decade and a half of trying to do good better.

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How do non-health charities help reduce health inequalities?

on 12 September 2017

The UK's life expectancy is falling behind other countries in Europe, according to new analysis. There are plenty of things that affect the nation's health, which means even the work of non-health charities may be helping keep people well. At NPC we're working on a guide to help voluntary sector organisations better understand the social determinants of health. Katie Boswell explains.

Headshot of NPC Trustee Peter Wheeler
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15 years of NPC: How it all began

By Peter Wheeler
on 31 August 2017

A decade and a half ago when NPC’s impact journey started, the landscape was under-populated, almost lonely. Here one of our founding trustees Peter Wheeler explains how it all began and where it has taken us.

Resources

Data visualisation: What’s it all about?

on 30 August 2017

This short paper looks at what data visualisation is, how charities can get started using it, and provides handy tips and resources.

Dan Corry
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Post-Peterborough, let’s keep debating the value of SIBs

on 22 August 2017

A few weeks ago there was a lot of champagne popping about the world’s first Social Impact Bond as the results of its evaluation were released. But we should be cautious about leaping to conclusions, Dan Corry warns.

Resources

Data with destiny: How to turn your charity’s data into meaningful action

on 10 August 2017

In this short practical guide, we outline how charities can turn their raw data into wisdom and informed action.

Resources

Shifting the dial: How to take an impact-focused approach to your policy change campaigns

on 4 August 2017

A practical guide to focusing on impact while planning, delivering and evaluating a campaign.

Tris Lumley
Blogs

Long read: Towards a tipping point for impact investment

on 25 July 2017

There is much to be excited about with the progress of the impact investment market. But there are still challenges to surmount. Tris Lumley talks through the who the what and the how of overcoming these barriers.

Dan Corry
Blogs

Happy birthday to us! NPC turns 15

on 13 July 2017

NPC has been working for a decade and a half to improve the work of charitable organisations. Here our CEO Dan Corry explains why this milestone is no cause for rest, but merely a platform to continue to transform the charity sector.

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Does the Commission on the Donor Experience promote donor-centric or donor-led fundraising?

on 7 July 2017

The recent report by the Commission on the Donor Experience has been received by both applause, and a thread of concern. In many ways, the report is a valuable resource for the sector, but it fails to adequately address the fundamental principle of fundraising.

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