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Achieving more together: Foundations and new philanthropists

on 27 September 2012

Warren Buffet made headlines when he made his high-profile donation to the Gates Foundation. Yet, despite partnering with an existing foundation being a good way for donors to leverage their donations and skills, it is an option that is often overlooked.

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Prevention and early intervention: Scoping study for the Big Lottery Fund

on 25 September 2012

Everyone seems to agree with the principle that prevention is better than cure: that a little effort now prevents a big problem later. And yet in practice there remains a culture of late intervention and fire fighting throughout public services.

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Evaluation of the Mayor’s Fund

on 25 September 2012

The Mayor’s Fund for London was set up in 2008 with the philosophy that the way out of poverty is a decent job - so its approach centres on boosting young people's employment prospects.

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Changing lives: A report on the autism voluntary sector

on 25 September 2012

The autism sector faces considerable changes: changes in policy, funding, and within the sector itself. In Changing lives, NPC examines these developments in more depth, and discusses the implications they are having on the autism sector.

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Family philanthropy: Rewards and challenges

on 25 September 2012

Family offices are a source of generous philanthropists, but little is known about their motivations, the pleasure they get from their giving or the challenges they face.

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Talking to trustees

on 25 September 2012

October 2010 saw the UK’s first ever national Trustees’ Week. Its aim was to promote trusteeship and encourage more people to consider taking up the role.

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Preparing for cuts

on 25 September 2012

In a world of changing funding structures, how can funders best support charities to continue their vital work?

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SROI for funders

on 25 September 2012

NPC's paper explores the issues funders need to be aware of around social return on investment.

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Best to borrow? A charity guide to social investment

on 25 September 2012

NPC’s guide to social investment is designed to help charities understand how it works and decide whether it is right for them.

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Corporate giving: NPC’s practical guide for corporate funders

on 25 September 2012

This is a turbulent time for the voluntary sector meaning it is more important than ever that charitable funding is spent as effectively as possible and that corporate funders understand the impact their donations have.

Blogs

Answering the ‘so what’ question

By Paul Farmer
on 17 April 2012

Paul Farmer is Chief Executive of Mind, the mental health charity. Here he talks about their work on theory of change with NPC.

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