2016 catch-up: Our year at a glance

on 22 December 2016

From guides, resources and events, to commentary on issues facing the sector, dip into the highlights from our year. A great way to catch up on anything you missed that you may find useful.


No funder is an island: What collaboration means for donors

on 26 May 2016

NPC has long said that great results happen when organisations work together. At a recent event, we heard from several funders that are adopting more collaborative approaches to their work. Here we outline some of the key tips they offered for others to consider going forwards.


A reason to celebrate

on 19 May 2016

There has been much doom and gloom about the fortunes of the sector over the past year, and much of the fault for recent scandals has been laid at the door of trustees. So it is refreshing to gain a more positive perspective in the form of an award ceremony for exemplary charity governance.

Dan Corry

What can charities glean from the Queen’s Speech?

on 18 May 2016

Justice and adoption charities will be among those thinking deeply about the 2016 Queen's Speech.


Charities are leading in feeding Britain’s hungry

on 6 April 2016

Hunger remains a pressing issue for some of the most vulnerable people in our society. While this is likely to get worse before it gets better, the charity sector is rallying to get people the help they need.


A is for academy

on 29 March 2016

The Government's recently announced plans to make all schools academies by 2022 raises fundamental questions about how our young people should be educated. But how do education charities fit into all of this? And what should they be doing to ensure they can keep supporting young people and schools in this changing landscape?

Dan Corry

What does the 2016 Budget mean for the sector?

on 16 March 2016

The Budget threw-up plenty for the charity sector to consider, including new money for mentors, the end of the Money Advice Service, and a victory for sugar tax campaigners.


A clause too far?

on 8 February 2016

Another weekend, another round of uncomfortable headlines for the charity sector. This time it was the Government announcing that all grant agreements will include a new very broad clause to prevent money being used by charities to lobby for policy changes. Here we delve into the scant detail available to highlight some important points of note.


6 interesting reads from the world of funding

on 2 February 2016

Helping grant-makers and philanthropists think through their giving has been central to NPC since we were founded, and we keep a close eye on news and issues in the sector. We've rounded up some interesting and challenging reading which should provide plenty of food for thought.


A farewell to Henry Worsley

on 28 January 2016

Iona Joy reflects on the death of Henry Worsley—British explorer, maverick, and former SAS officer—and what it means to the charity sector.


How did the voluntary sector see in the new year?

on 5 January 2016

Even charity obsessives are entitled to a couple of weeks free of worrying about the voluntary sector—but now we’re back. So here's a catch up on some news from the sector you may have missed while you were away.