Strategy for impact: NPC’s practical approach to strategy development for charities

on 13 March 2017

Without strategy, charities and social enterprises will struggle to create impact. This guidance shares how NPC approaches strategy development and includes our strategy triangle, which has been specially tailored for the charity sector.


How to close a charity

on 15 February 2017

A charity closing is not a bad thing if it benefits its users. When news hit last September that leading childcare charity 4Children had ceased operating, NPC’s CEO Dan Corry argued that charity sector should learn from this type of event. The charity, it seemed, had managed to close in a way that did minimal damage to its beneficiaries and staff—a major coup. So what went right? We spoke to it’s former and final CEO to learn from their successful closure.


Charity sector news: A post-holidays catch-up

on 5 January 2017

While we may have been relaxing over the holidays, the ever-scrolling news cycle doesn’t rest. As we’re left with mince pie crumbs and 2017 stretches out before us, we bring you the charity news you missed to prep you for the new year.

Dan Corry

Looking ahead to 2017: A new year and a new milestone

on 4 January 2017

January is always a good time to refocus on your goals and ambitions—especially so for us at NPC, because 2017 marks our 15th anniversary. Here our CEO Dan Corry outlines some of the areas we'll be focused on in the coming year.


2016 catch-up: Our year at a glance

on 22 December 2016

From guides, resources and events, to commentary on issues facing the sector, dip into the highlights from our year. A great way to catch up on anything you missed that you may find useful.


The public’s changing expectations of charities

on 19 October 2016

Public reaction to the Libor fund scandal—and to other charity exposés that have hit the headlines recently—reflect the fact that expectations of charities are higher than ever. Here we outline four trends that are shaping public perceptions of what it is to be a good charity.


Collaboration—friend or foe?

By Christine Scullion
on 3 October 2016

Here, Christine Scullion, who works for Scotland's largest independent funder, talks through her experiences of working collaboratively. She argues that, while working with others doesn't come without it's challenges, it's worth the effort.


What makes a good charity? NPC’s guide to charity analysis

on 29 September 2016

NPC's step-by-step guide to charity analysis, outlining our tried and tested approach which focuses on the key characteristics we believe are common to all effective charities.


Collaborating for a cause

on 22 September 2016

There are 800,000 disabled children in the UK. They face many difficult issues, which have been amplified by recent cuts to services. Yet disability in young people is not getting the attention it deserves among philanthropists. Reflecting on our new report, Katie Boswell explains how more coordinated input from philanthropists could make a real difference to disabled children and their families.

Dan Corry

4Children’s demise: Why we need to know what happened

on 2 September 2016

There is often endless coverage and analysis that results from high-profile charity failures. This may appear to some to be just a way of commentators milking a story. Or perhaps just a bit of good old fashioned schadenfreude. But it’s really just the sector trying to make sense of what went wrong, and to learn from it. Dan Corry explores, looking at the recent closure of 4Children, and why a clear understanding of what happened is crucial.

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A Universal Basic Income: What would it mean for charities?

on 16 August 2016

Universal Basic Income is not a new idea, but it has recently risen up the policy agenda. Here's a look at what it is, and what its introduction might mean for charities.


Finding a way forward for charities and local government

on 3 August 2016

At NPC, we've been talking a lot about the need for charities to build and strengthen their relationships. Drawing on the content of our recent State of the Sector report, Patrick Murray focuses on one relationship in particular: that between charities and local government. He explains why both parties need to rethink how they work together for the benefit of the communities they serve.