Opinion

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How is civil society in the UK coping with Brexit?

By Jane Thomas
on 25 April 2019

Jane Thomas, of the Brexit Civil Society Alliance, explores the Brexit related issues the Alliance is hearing discussed by
third sector and civil society organisations around the country.

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Power dynamics in grant making

on 9 April 2019

The top 300 foundations in the UK have combined assets of £65 billion and gave out £3.3 billion in grants in 2018. Do they understand their role in the systems that create social issues and should they be seeking to share or even give away their power?

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Where are we on health?

on 21 March 2019

With government paralysed by Brexit, Dan Corry, NPC CEO, finds hope in the potential for collaboration between charities and the health service.

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The Ballad of Ronnie (Cohen)

By Anoushka Kenley & Dan Corry
on 4 March 2019

U2's Bono and a private equity firm seem like an unlikely pair to solve the question of impact measurement. Nevertheless, they are having a go. What pitfalls do they need to avoid?

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Let’s hear it for a bit of (positive) disruption

on 13 December 2018

What is the value of disruption to the charity sector? And are new innovative charities too often dismissed as duplicating the work of other more established ones?

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Moving mental health beyond hashtags

By Jennifer Richards
on 5 December 2018

High profile campaigns have raised awareness of a range of mental health problems and the broad need to do something to help people who experience them. But is this enough and how do we move past awareness to make sure the support is available for people who need it?

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Exciting to witness how grantmakers are showing leadership

By Fran Perrin
on 9 November 2018

Fran Perrin, Founder of the Indigo Trust and Chair of 360Giving, shares her delight at the shift in the grant-making community towards embracing data and digital and asks what can be done to enable the trend.

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Should charities collaborate or merge to maximise their potential?

on 5 November 2018

At last month’s NPC ignites conference, a panel of experts from charities and funders discussed whether working together meant formal and informal collaboration or if mergers were the best way to maximise resources for causes.

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Audio: How can charities harness new power dynamics?

on 31 October 2018

Chief Executive of Nesta Geoff Mulgan works with charities and social organisations around the world to help them understand the ways technology is shaping the future. Here he speaks to attendees of NPC Ignites 2018 on the changing nature of power in the world today and what it means for charities.

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Peppa Pig & place shaping projects

By Tom Alexander
on 26 October 2018

What have traditional local government and civil society approaches to problems got in common with Peppa Pig characters? Well according to Tom Alexander, Head of Commissioning & Corporate Improvement in Sutton, they're both two dimensional. And the similarities don't end there.

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What are the barriers to learning from evaluation?

on 18 October 2018

What are the real, practical barriers which stop charities learning from the information they have on themselves? Drawing on a recent session at NPC Ignites, Anne Kazimirski, Head of Measurement and Evaluation, explores the issues.

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Let’s have more collaboration and less merger

By Duncan Shrubsole
on 8 October 2018

Ahead of his appearance at NPC Ignites, Duncan Shrubsole, Director of Policy Communications and Research at Lloyds Bank Foundation argues that talk of mergers in the social sector is detracting from the value of collaboration.

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