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#NPCIgnites2018: Meeting the challenge of change

on 6 July 2018

NPC CEO Dan Corry argues that, just as the fortunes of the England team may change constantly, so does the context and challenges for social sector organisations. While we don't all have Gareth Southgate to guide us through, we do have NPC Ignites, the perfect place to get the ideas and inspiration to change the world.


NHS & VCS at 70: Can charity models help reduce health inequality?

By Alex Fox
on 5 July 2018

On the 70th anniversary of the founding of the NHS, we launch the first of three blog examining the relationship between the health service and the voluntary sector. Authored by Alex Fox, CEO of Shared Lives Plus, this first piece explores the potential for the voluntary sector to offer support for a growing number of people with long term needs, where the line between health and social care blurs.

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Diversity in the voluntary sector: we’re only just getting started

By Amina Memon
on 3 July 2018

Amina Memon, Professor of Psychology at Royal Holloway University blogs to introduce work she has done in collaboration with NPC. She asks does the charity sector really care about diversity, and what is holding it back from acting if it does?

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Reforming charitable tax reliefs

By Sir Nicholas Montagu KCB
on 6 June 2018

Sir Nicholas Montagu KCB, Chair of the Charity Tax Commission shares his thoughts on the role and goals of the commission as it launches a new call for evidence.


Mental health: awareness for all?

on 16 May 2018

This Mental Health Awareness Week, Leanne Bennett asks if charities are doing enough to raise the level of understanding of the less common, more complex, conditions.

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What is changed by collaboration in a place?

By Imogen Walker
on 3 May 2018

Continuing our exploration of 'place', Deputy Leader of Lambeth Council Imogen Walker reflects on the opportunities and dangers of greater collaboration between the voluntary sector and local government.

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The future of civil society

By Julia Unwin
on 26 April 2018

Writing for NPC on the day of the launch Civil Society Futures' one-year interim report, its chair—Julia Unwin—reflects on the her experience during the first half of the inquiry.


Readiness or resilience?

on 25 April 2018

Much has been said about 'investment readiness' for charities and social enterprises. Recent research from the Social Investment business suggests resilience may be more important, especially when it comes to having an impact.


‘Trust me, I’m a charity…’

on 20 April 2018

NPC's new Head of Policy and External Affairs, Nathan Yeowell, reflects on his first NCVO conference and the new Charity Comission chair.


Should you trust a charity with your data?

on 11 April 2018

Following recent revelations about the uses and abuses of social media data by businesses, how are charities doing things differently and should they be doing 'data' better?


The past and potential of ‘place’

on 6 April 2018

‘Place-based’ solutions gaining popularity at the moment. But it’s not a new idea. The approach has quite a history. NPC’s CEO Dan Corry walks through his experience and some key principles that underpin it.


International women’s day—two asks from the charity sector

on 8 March 2018

To mark International Women's Day 2018, Clare Wilkins—our head of development—sets out two areas where NPC believes the charity sector needs to do more to support women in realising their rights and potential.