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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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Eat your data, it’s good for you!

By Suzanne Jacob OBE
on 4 October 2018

Ahead of 2018's NPC Ignite, conference speaker and CEO of SafeLives, Suzanne Jacob OBE, sets out the changing challenges they have faced and lessons they have learnt trying to use tech for good.

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A product or a journey? Our approach to consultancy for charities and funders

on 17 September 2018

Why is NPC both a charity and a consultancy? What do we bring to the clients we work with? Sally Bagwell, Deputy Head of our Charities Team, explains.

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Are we failing to focus on disadvantaged places?

on 12 September 2018

New research has revealed the scale of the problem in local government finances in the most disadvantaged areas of the country. Is it time for the social sector to come together in a coalition for change to help tackle this looming crisis—and prevent it from happening again?

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Building a better sense of community

on 11 September 2018

NPC CEO Dan Corry shares some reflections on the government’s recent Civil Society Strategy.

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When (not) to merge a charity

on 31 August 2018

Our research has found many positives for charities from mergers but they're not always appropriate. Thinking about when they aren't helps us to understand the range of collaboration options that are available to charities.

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NPC’s Summer Reads 2018

on 17 August 2018

Summer is upon us, and here's four recommendations from the NPC team for reading material to take away with you this year.

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NHS & VCS at 70: NHS charities—towards an understanding of impact

on 17 August 2018

NPC has been working with the Maddox Group of CEOs of NHS charities. Our work with them points towards both the value that these charities have in themselves and lessons for others in the voluntary sector who want to work with the NHS and understand their impact.

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NHS & VCS at 70: Allies in the struggle for the nation’s health

on 17 August 2018

The NHS has always been supported, in one way or another, by charities. Now, as we face a rising tide of conditions whose origins lie in social issues of loneliness, inactivity and the like, Iona Joy, NPC Head of Charities, argues the two sectors should formalise their alliance.

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Where now for the National Citizens Service?

on 17 August 2018

With a spending review coming up in 2019, NPC CEO Dan Corry explores whether the National Citizens Service is getting value for money for tax payers.

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Doing ‘diversity’ right

on 17 August 2018

The sector is waking up to it's lack of diversity but, through being adopted, has the term itself been devalued? Katy Murray, NPC Communications Manager, explores the issue.

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