LIVE—Rethink, rebuild: How systems thinking can help navigate our changed landscape, 12.10pm
Coronavirus has shown us why systems thinking is no longer optional.
LIVE—Investing for Impact: A foundation’s journey to using all of their assets for social change , 3.45pm
Foundations across the world are rethinking their investment policies and considering whether impact investment is suitable for them. NPC’s head of impact investing, Plum Lomax, interviews thought-leader Danielle Walker Palmour, Director of the Friends Provident Foundation, on what's been hard, what they've learned, and what they've gained.
Mergers and sharing models: Joining forces for a greater impact
Charities can achieve more together. Yet with crisis decisions having to be made quickly, many leaders feel they have no time to forge effective alliances. What can we learn from previous mergers and sharing models? What makes them effective and how can they help the sector through the covid crisis?
When research meets practice: Learning from the shared evaluation of the Youth Investment Fund (YIF)
We share NPC's and the Centre for Youth Impact’s YIF evaluation approach, co-designed with c90 youth providers. We explore some of the early findings from the evaluation, with reflections from the National Lottery Community Fund and YIF grant holders.
What is the State of the Sector, eight months into the Covid-19 crisis?
Falling incomes and rising demand makes the perfect storm. We are already seeing redundancies and some charities beginning to fail. But what do we really know? And what can we know, in an evolving situation, in a sector that is terrible at sharing its data?
How evaluation approaches among small charities have shifted during the pandemic: Insights from Inspiring Impact and ChEW
Charities are thinking much more about data and asking what they need to know about their beneficiary needs, potential demand, user profile and user engagement. We discuss insights from Inspiring Impact and the Charities Evaluation Working Group on how they supported small charities to make evidence based decisions, future measurement practices for small charities, and the implications for funders.
Carry on collaborating - how can the spirit of the crisis be maintained for the future?
Covid-19 created a rallying point for many charities, funders, mutual aid organisations, social businesses and local government bodies. What can we learn about the places where this worked, and where it didn’t? How can we build collaborations which last beyond the initial crisis, for the benefit of people, places and causes?