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What does the climate crisis mean for social charities and funders?

On 2 April 2020, 8:30 am10:30 am
at 2 New Street Square

What happens to policy after Brexit?

on 31 January 2020 , 5 minute read

As the UK prepares to leave the European Union this evening, Leah Davis shares 5 five policy changes and shifts charities should start thinking about for the post-Brexit era.


Where are England’s charities?

on 16 January 2020

Are they in the right places and what can we do if they are not? In this provocation paper Dan Corry uses data to ask if the current distribution of charities around the country is what we would want in an ideal world and explores what government, funders and charities could do about it.


Collaborating to change the criminal justice system – the role of charities in thought leadership

By Anne Fox
on 19 December 2019 , 7 minute read

Anne Fox Chief Executive of Clinks discusses her new book Crime & Consequence which poses the question, what should happen to people who commit criminal offences?


What role do charities have in the process of democracy?

on 13 December 2019

Charities can't be political, but they are part of our democracy just like other institutions. What is their role and how do they navigate this aspect of their place in society without straying into politics? Michelle Man, NPC Consultant, explores.

Tris Lumley

Digital transformation & the social sector

on 27 November 2019

Does the social sector need its own digital revolution? A speech originally delivered by Tris Lumley at the 4th MSF-CSC Conference in Singapore on the fourth of November 2019. 


The conspicuous absence of the social sector (in this election’s manifestos)

on 25 November 2019

Charities and funders seem to be missing from all the parties' manifestos in the 2019 general election, but they will be a vital partner for any future government. NPC Head of Policy Leah Davis introduces our manifesto, which explores the openness required for the future relationship to have impact.


A new era of openness to drive a more impactful civil society: NPC’s manifesto for the new government

on 25 November 2019 , 8 minute read

We must be open about how charities are performing, open about where funding goes, and open with the government-held data that charities could use to have more impact. Our manifesto for a more impactful charity sector sets out how the new government can make this a reality.


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?


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.


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.


Lessons from the Connect Fund: Building a better social investment market

on 1 October 2019 , 4 minute read

Plum Lomax, NPC's Principal for Impact Investing introduces our work with the Connect Fund and their efforts to build the social investment market in England.