Research

Resources

Understanding women’s pathways through the criminal justice system

on 9 July 2018

More than 13,500 women are imprisoned in the UK every year. The reasons why are complex but they must be understood if these numbers are to be reduced. This research has been commissioned by the J Leon Philanthropy Council to gain a better understanding of women’s pathways into and through the criminal justice system.

Resources

Diversity in governance: The what, why and how

on 17 May 2018

This paper outlines what it means to have a truly diverse board of trustees and what it brings to an organisation. It also explores how to manage and maintain a board that is diverse.

Tris Lumley
Blogs

Start, collaborate, and listen.

on 11 May 2018

Tris Lumley, Director of Innovation & Development, is back with a brand new invention: using design principles to help charities, beneficiaries and tech people work better together.

Resources

In pursuit of deep impact and market-rate returns

on 29 April 2018

How the KL Felicitas Foundation's impact investing portfolio balances social impact with financial return.

the word impact written in children's toys
Blogs

Capturing the impact in impact investment

on 24 April 2018

Among all the rush and clamour around the exciting field of impact investment, how do we ensure that investments provide social impact as well as financial returns? Plum Lomax shares some preliminary outputs of new NPC research.

Blogs

Let’s talk mission and merger

on 19 April 2018

Reflections from Iona Joy, Head of Charities, as we launch new research on merger in the charity sector.

Resources

My best life: Priorities for digital technology in the youth sector

on 5 April 2018

Over twelve months, we worked with a group of young people experiencing multiple disadvantages in the London Borough of Camden. We sought to understand their experiences—as told in their own words—and identify how digital technology could help.

Tris Lumley
Blogs

4 insights from working with ‘experts by experience’

on 5 April 2018

We talk a lot about the need for charities to involve the intended user when designing services. But we also know that it’s easier said than done. So we decided to have a go at doing. Here are four things we learned from mapping young people's experiences in Camden.

Resources

Building more impactful corporate-charity partnerships

on 28 March 2018

How non-profits and for-profits can work better to together and make a bigger difference for people and causes.

Angela Kail
Blogs

Do we need more impactful corporate-charity partnerships?

on 28 March 2018

Social upheaval provides incentives for charities and businesses to come together. But often such partnerships aren’t designed to maximise impact. We researched the challenges both sides face, and examples of partnerships that are breaking the mould. Here’s what we found.’

Blogs

Campaigning for justice reform in 2018

on 16 March 2018

With prisons in crisis and with policy makers preoccupied by Brexit, Grace Wyld asks—how does the social sector go about campaigning for meaningful criminal justice reform in 2018?

Blogs

Embracing the process: bringing theory of change and systems change together

on 14 March 2018

'Charities and funders don’t need to become experts in theory of change and systems change to benefit from them.' A week after we launched our new guide to theory of change for systems change, one of it's authors, Katie Boswell reflects on the process the team went through to create it, and what they learned about thinking big in pursuit of change.

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