Policy

Blogs

What role can the social sector play in tackling the homelessness crisis?

on 14 November 2019 , 5 minute read

What can the social sector do to help tackle the homelessness crisis?

Blogs

Shared measurement: Not a magic bullet…yet

on 5 November 2019

The way we measure is almost as important as what we measure. Here Shubh Sharma, NPC Consultant sets out the ways measuring collaboratively can improve our work and break down power dynamics.

Blogs

Public-private partnerships: Ending homelessness through strategic collaboration

By Funders Together to End Homelessness
on 22 October 2019 , 5 minute read

For a new transatlantic series of blogs, Funders Together to End Homelessness, a national network of funders in the USA which supports effective solutions to homelessness are sharing the lessons they have learnt. In this piece they discuss the importance of public sector partnerships to the issue.

Blogs

What can UK charities learn about place based work from the international humanitarian sector?

on 15 October 2019

In recent years there has been renewed interest both in the UK charity and international humanitarian sectors, in place-based approaches. Why is this? Are they talking about the same kind of work? And does terminology matter? NPC Consultant Elizabeth Parker sheds light on the issue.

Dan Corry
Blogs

The case for a Civil Society Improvement agency

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.

Dan Corry
Blogs

Should insourcing be the default, and what might it mean for charities?

on 2 September 2019

After a period focused on outsourcing, some in local government seem to be taking services back in house. Why is this happening and is there a danger charities will be cut out of providing vital services.

Resources

Consultation response to the Online Harms White Paper

on 30 August 2019

This is our written response to the Government's Online Harms White Paper.

Blogs

Nothing is settled

on 28 August 2019

EU citizens rights to remain in the UK after Brexit is being brought into a question by the government's apparent push towards hard Brexit and decision to end freedom of movement on deadline day. The Transition Advice Fund needs support to ensure everyone who is entitled to settled status gets it.

Resources

Data Labs Update

on 22 August 2019

Our Data Labs project aims to open up government administrative data to the social sector. That way, charities, funders, government bodies and social enterprises can better understand the impact of their services on beneficiaries.

Dan Corry
Blogs

Charity tax commission

on 30 July 2019

Here NPC's Chief Executive Dan Corry provides highlights from his work on the recent Charity tax commission report.

Blogs

Pink boats and mirrors: What are we learning about systems change?

on 26 July 2019 , 5 minute read

Organisations like Extinction Rebellion are pushing the concept of systems change, which the social sector has been using for some time, up the agenda. So what lessons can we offer on the subject?

Resources

Keeping children safe online

on 15 July 2019

We’ve been working with Nominet and ParentZone to investigate the online safety landscape for young people so charities and funders can proactively drive best practice.

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