Dan Corry

Thinking ahead: What does the future hold for charities?

on 13 July 2016

Everyone seems to be thinking about the future at the moment, not least because we suddenly know so little about what it could hold. NPC's CEO Dan Corry explains what we're doing to help ensure a bright future for the voluntary sector.


The age of opportunity is still within our grasp

By Lynne Berry OBE
on 6 July 2016

Our ageing population means we face huge changes in how people live their lives. This is an opportunity for the voluntary sector but, in order to make the most of it, it too must change. One year since the Commission on the Voluntary Sector & Ageing published its final report, its chair Lynne Berry OBE reminds us of the importance of this work.

Dan Corry

Brexit and the need for big thinking

on 30 June 2016

Charities are not insulated from the uncertainty of Brexit. It has created upheaval in our markets and our politics, and these will ripple in the direction of the voluntary sector.


Has the behaviour of large charities damaged the whole sector?

By Paul Streets
on 15 June 2016

At this morning's NPC event about the consequences of recent high-profile charity scandals, Paul Streets of Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales made a provocative case about the risk of smaller charities being squeezed out by larger. Here he outlines his main arguments.


Five ways to get your charity fit for devolution

By Katherine Rake
on 7 June 2016

Devolution is changing the landscape of policy, services and commissioning across the country. So for the canny charity leader, ensuring you are devolution-ready will be an important part of being fit for the future. Katherine Rake of totalpolicy outlines five questions charities should ask themselves to help make sure they're prepared.


Roundup: Charities and the #EUref

on 3 June 2016

The debate between ‘Brexiteers’ and ‘Bremainers’ is hotting up. But where do charities, trade bodies and regulators stand on the looming ‘once in a lifetime’ referendum? Here's a summary of some key positions.


No funder is an island: What collaboration means for donors

on 26 May 2016

NPC has long said that great results happen when organisations work together. At a recent event, we heard from several funders that are adopting more collaborative approaches to their work. Here we outline some of the key tips they offered for others to consider going forwards.

Dan Corry

What can charities glean from the Queen’s Speech?

on 18 May 2016

Justice and adoption charities will be among those thinking deeply about the 2016 Queen's Speech.


Does the size of a charity actually matter?

on 6 May 2016

The Leicester victory last weekend reminded us that sometimes those with the odds stacked against them can succeed. If charities can do well regardless of how big they are, why do we still think about charities in terms of size rather than just their impact?


How can charities get out of the dog house?

on 19 April 2016

Reflecting on a recent NPC event on the public's trust in charities, Director of Communications Sue Wixley explores why faith in the sector has dipped, and what can be done to fix this.


Charities are leading in feeding Britain’s hungry

on 6 April 2016

Hunger remains a pressing issue for some of the most vulnerable people in our society. While this is likely to get worse before it gets better, the charity sector is rallying to get people the help they need.