About this event
As we look forward to the spring and the route out of lockdown it’s important to note that coronavirus is not an ordinary storm to be weathered and recover from. It is a moment of systemic change that demands a systemic response. The crisis has been a difficult time for charities and foundations, who with limited resources, have innovated and adapted in order to best help those who have needed it. Now is the time to look to the future, to Rethink and Rebuild these systems and build a social sector that creates greater impact for those it supports.
This event will be an opportunity to hear from some of those in the sector (and outside) who are doing some of this big thinking. They will share some of their thoughts about how the sector can take on the lessons learnt through the crisis, build on the innovations and address the highlighted inequalities to build back stronger. Delegates will hear from speakers including Ravi Gurumurthy, Chief Executive, Nesta, Joe Ferns, Director, Baobab Foundation , Edel Harris, Chief executive, Mencap and Arvinda Gohil, CEO, Central YMCA.
NPC will also be sharing more from our ambitious Rethink, Rebuild initiative and asking you to get involved. Through the initiative we want to convene and collate diverse insights and expertise. Prior to the event we will be sharing our new programme website with some of the big ideas that we think will be useful for the sector and will be asking you to share comments on these, to join a workshop and to suggest other big ideas so that together we can Rethink and Rebuild.
We must rethink the ideas driving service delivery. In this guest blog, Joy MacKeith, Co-founder of Triangle, argues that a paradigm shift is needed to enable the right kind of help to reach those who need it.
Read Dan Corry's NPC Ignites speech in full. This speech was delivered by our Chief Executive at our annual conference on 13 October 2021.
Sarah Vibert, Interim CEO of NCVO, discusses the ways in which the voluntary sector can work with and influence government. Sarah will be speaking at NPC Ignites 2021.
At an event on 16 September 2021, we launched the next phase of our Rethink, Rebuild programme of work. This initiative is about rethinking how charity and philanthropy operate and rebuilding together. Learn more about our five ideas for the future of the sector via this event recording.
For most funders, impact measurement is one of the feedback loops that drives grant-making decisions, so we can’t rethink grant-making without rethinking the way we measure impact and learn from our grants.
No single organisation working alone can ever achieve its mission. Understanding how we contribute to the wider system should be at the heart of our strategies.
The pandemic revealed the importance of collaboration and the need to embed greater equity in all that we do. Equitable collaboration combines both.
Attempting to ‘level up’ through physical and economic infrastructure, whilst neglecting social infrastructure and the role of civil society in providing it, risks making inequality even worse.
Shared intelligence allows charities, funders and service providers of all kinds to access more and better quality data, strengthen evidence-led grant-making and service provision, and improve collective reflection and analysis.
Seismic shifts are occurring in our sector – not just in practices, but also in attitudes.
Levelling up should be about more than transport and buildings. The social issues Britain’s charities are tackling can be just as much of a drag on prosperity.