Dan Corry

Putting the people into NPC: Our new strategy

on 12 March 2019

NPC CEO Dan Corry introduces our new strategy.

Dan Corry

2019: The year ahead for NPC

on 18 January 2019

How will NPC be supporting the social sector over the next 12 months?


Let’s talk mission through mergers: A discussion for trustees

on 9 October 2018

This briefing paper outlines the advice and recommendations from the panel at NPC’s Clothworkers’ seminar on how mergers can help charities achieve more impact for their beneficiaries.


Civil Society Strategy 2018: Consultation response

on 22 May 2018

Our submission to the government's Civil Society Strategy consultation.

Tris Lumley

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.


Tapping the potential: Lessons from the Richmond Group’s practical collaborative work in Somerset

on 19 February 2018

A learning report, researched and authored by NPC for The Richmond Group of Charities. It captures learning from the initial stages of an approach to building meaningful collaboration between the voluntary sector and public bodies.


Reasons to be cheerful

on 20 July 2017

Danny Kruger, Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute and Chairman of West London Zone and Only Connect.

Uncertain times such as these can lead to a great deal of pessimism and worry. But, as Danny Kruger argues, with change comes opportunity. He outlines what these opportunities are, and what’s needed to make the most of them.


Let’s embrace our difference from other sectors. Only then can everyone improve.

on 19 July 2017

Charities are often encouraged to model themselves on business: valuing competition, growth and professionalisation as the route to having most impact on people’s lives. Instead, Alex Fox OBE argues, the charity sector must look to its own unique strengths.


Learning how to move with change

on 19 June 2017

The great urban theorist Marshall Berman that you have to be adept at moving with change, rather than just against it. At NPC we've been researching how well charities are doing this. George Hoare explains why we hope the next stage of this research will inspire charities to face uncertainty with creativity.


Pushing the UK’s giving onwards and upwards

on 8 May 2017

The latest Sunday Times Giving list suggests that giving by the UK’s wealthiest philanthropists is at record levels. And yet the UK currently ranks 8th in the world for charitable giving, behind countries such as the US and Australia. Sarah Denselow looks at how we can push British philanthropy forwards.

James Noble headshot

The value of support for community organisations

on 24 March 2017

For the past two years NPC has helped programme called Communities Can, which aimed to deliver consultancy support to ‘community organisations’. James Noble reflects on this work.

Sally Bagwell

How to make a strategy for impact

on 13 March 2017

‘A vision without a plan is just a dream. A plan without a vision is just drudgery. But a vision with a plan can change the world.’ We've updated of our free guide to charity strategy with some fresh thinking.