Impact management - NPC

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How to get the most out of a learning partnership

By and Michelle Man
on 17 September 2021 , 6 minute read

This blog explores what learning partnerships are, what they can do for you, and why you might want to commission a learning partner.

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Impact measurement for flexible funding

on 16 September 2021
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Theory of change in ten steps

On 16 November 2021, 3:00 pm5:00 pm
at Zoom

A theory of change process encourages us to reflect on our aims and plans, to discuss them with others and to make them explicit. We see this process as the foundation of charity strategy, evaluation and communication.

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Events & Training

How to achieve the most out of co-production

On 23 November 2021, 10:00 am11:45 am
at Zoom

This event is part of our Leading Impact series of seminars and will discuss the benefits of co-production, explore good practice principles and share examples from organisations on a co-production journey.

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How will social distancing change charity evaluation?

By and James Noble
on 11 June 2020 , 7 minute read

Evaluation is tough at the best of times, but the practical barriers of social distancing and the financial pressures of economic slowdown may have significant implications for what we prioritise and how we go about it.

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State of the Sector 2020: Why insights and understanding are vital at this critical time for the charity sector

By Aidan Sutton and Daniel Chan
on 20 February 2020 , 4 minute read

State of the Sector is our comprehensive survey of the opinions of charity leaders. PwC are proud to once again be co-sponsors of this research, at this critical juncture for the charity sector.

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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.

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Stronger foundations: Empathy makes you stronger

on 11 February 2020 , 4 minute read

Anne Kazimirski responds to ACF's Impact and learning report from the Stronger Foundations initiative which identifies and helps foundations pursue excellent practice.

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For Business, purpose is hot: But will it lead anywhere? 

on 28 November 2019

NPC Consultant Thomas Abrams explores whether recent trends toward 'purpose driven' or 'ethical' businesses are having the impact they could.

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The case for a Civil Society Improvement agency

By and Dan Corry
on 3 September 2019 , 20 minute read

Being Better - Doing Better. In this thought piece our Chief Executive, Dan Corry, argues that civil society needs to improve, and that a Civil Society Improvement agency could be the ideal vehicle to drive such change.

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Three lessons to help charities increase their impact

on 24 January 2019

The Impact for Growth Peer Network of the Impact Management Programme (now merged with Inspiring Impact) was set up last July and has grown from 11 to 40 members. What have the grantees learnt from being part of the network and how can it help the wider sector?


What impact data should trustees be using in decision making?

on 23 November 2018

Data can be confusing for trustees. Here Nicola Pritchard, NPC Consultant, shares insights from sector leaders who spoke at a recent NPC seminar on the subject.