#NPCIgnites 2018: Inspiring the social sector

on 22 June 2018

The programme for 2018's NPC Ignites has been announced. Find out about the big names and bigger topics you can debate this year.


What’s the chance your impact-investment has an impact?

on 8 June 2018

Comparing impact across different investment opportunities is extremely hard to do. But there are tools to help you make an educated guess about which opportunities are more likely to have impact. Anoushka Kenley, Senior Consultant, explains one—the Impact Risk Classification.

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Five years of justice data labs

on 30 May 2018

James Noble, our Impact Management Lead, wishes the Justice Data Lab a happy fifth birthday and sets out some of the amazing impact it has achieved in that time.


What we learned: Investigating the ‘impact’ in impact investment

on 30 April 2018

Impact investing is making waves. Leading financial institutions are moving into the field, with over $10trn of global assets now invested sustainably, some promising both competitive financial returns and a positive social impact. But it’s vital to specify and quantify that promised social impact. Plum Lomax draws some lessons from our work to capture this impact for one impact portfolio.


Let’s talk mission and merger

on 19 April 2018

Merger has a negative reputation in the charity sector. It shouldn't. This research, based on interviews with 50 charities, has found that mergers can be a powerful tool achieving more for causes. It sets out the different models of merger available, dispelling the myth that mergers are always takeovers and makes clear recommendations to charities, funders and regulators to enable more mergers to happen.

Dan Corry

Some problems with place

on 13 April 2018

With place-based problem solving growing in popularity among policy and civil society circles, Dan Corry sets out some of the issues


Unsettling funding—The Transition Advice Fund

on 12 April 2018

Ruth Gripper introduces a new strand to NPC's work and the new challenges of helping vulnerable EU citizens secure their settled status in the run up to Brexit.


Women and girls tech fund

on 11 April 2018

NPC is in the process of scoping a parallel initiative to identify and tackle priorities for digital technology to improve the pathways to employment of young women in Kenya and India. We are in the early stages of this process, aiming to conduct user mapping and research with local partners in Kenya and India over the coming year.

Headshot of Richard Litchfield, Chief Exec of Eastside Primetimers

What role for mergers in federated charities?

By Richard Litchfield
on 10 April 2018

A structure that that benefits from its diversity can still make use of consolidation argues Richard Litchfield, Chief Executive of Eastside Primetimers.

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How to make monitoring, evaluation, and learning work for complex change

By Micheal Moses
on 26 March 2018

Michael Moses of Global Integrity reflects on how he and his colleagues help their partner organisations use monitoring, evaluation and learning approaches to work towards systemic change.

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Built with grit (not the snow kind): Co-designed tools to support your impact management

By Sally Higham
on 12 March 2018

Charities and social enterprises need real support with their impact management. Announcing a new co-designed online platform to help with just that, Chair of the Impact Management Programme Sally Higham talks through these tools and celebrates the hard work that went into creating them.


Transition Advice Fund position paper

on 8 March 2018

Five key areas the Transition Advice Fund would like to see reflected in the Withdrawal Agreement between the UK Government and the EU.