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State of the Sector 2020: The condition of charities before the COVID-19 crisis

on 24 March 2020

Early findings from State of the Sector 2020 providing a picture of the challenges charities were facing just before the Covid-19 crisis.

Blogs

State of the Sector 2020: Why insights and understanding are vital at this critical time for the charity sector

By Aidan Sutton and Daniel Chan
on 20 February 2020 , 4 minute read

State of the Sector is our comprehensive survey of the opinions of charity leaders. PwC are proud to once again be co-sponsors of this research, at this critical juncture for the charity sector.

Alex Green
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Increasing the impact of education research: Translating How Knowledge Works into policy and practice

on 30 January 2020 , 4 minute read

Alex Green discusses the areas we identified on behalf of Templeton World Charity that could increase the impact of their Big Questions in Classrooms initiative.

Resources

Connect Fund: Interim learning report

on 1 October 2019

This interim learning report conducted by NPC assess the impact of the Connect Fund to date and identifies ways to improve service design and programme delivery.

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Learning together as a sector: NHS charities using shared measurement

on 4 September 2019

NPC has worked with Imperial HealthCharity to analyse the potential for shared measurement among NHS charities.

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Charities, young people and digital mental health services

on 24 April 2019

This paper reviews the landscape of mental health provision for young people. It explores how services are suited to certain conditions, the features which makes services appealing to young people, and suggests strategies by which funders can support charities to do more in this area in future.

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Evaluating the Building Connections Fund

on 11 April 2019

Our guidance for grant-holders of the Building Connections Fund, which can be applied to other projects tackling loneliness. It is designed to complement the What Works Centre for Wellbeing’s guidance A Brief Guide to measuring loneliness.

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How are charities accessing people in prison to deliver vital services?

on 20 March 2019

People in prison need access to charities. But due to the nature of prisons charities find it hard to get access to prisoners. In this report we set out working with the system can help charities break down the barriers to access.

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How the EU settlement scheme affects women and girls

on 25 October 2018

New analysis by the Transition Advice Fund reveals extent to which women are likely to be disadvantaged in the application process for settled status.

Rosie McLeod headshot
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Why we need to do user involvement right

on 17 October 2018

User involvement is in the spotlight, and while participatory and influencing practices are nothing new, they are now making it to the mainstream. But are they being used as well as they could be? Rosie McLeod, Deputy Head of Measurement and Evaluation explores her new research.

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Make it count: Why impact matters in user involvement

on 9 October 2018

Involving users in shaping services and strategies is increasingly considered to be both the right and most effective way for the social sector and charities to work. This paper argues for a greater focus in the social sector on what user involvement aims to achieve and evidencing its effectiveness.

Blogs

Evaluating Friends Provident Foundation’s ‘Building Resilient Economies’ Programme

on 1 October 2018

NPC has evaluated the Friends Provident Foundation's Building Resilient Economies Programme. We've found bold approaches that have galvanised organisations to think and work differently, as well as important questions of values.

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