NPC produces high quality, independent research into the charity sector. Our reports explore how charities and funders are tackling the UK’s social problems and share lessons and practical insights.

Let’s talk mission and merger

Merger has a negative reputation in the charity sector. It shouldn’t. This research, based on interviews with 50 charities, has found that mergers can be a powerful tool achieving more for causes. It sets out the different models of merger available, dispelling the myth that mergers are always takeovers and makes clear recommendations to charities, funders and regulators to enable more mergers to happen.

My best life: priorities for digital technology in the youth sector

Over the past twelve months, we have been working with a group of young people experiencing multiple disadvantages in the London Borough of Camden. We sought to understand their experiences—as told in their own words—and identify how digital technology could help.

The interactive map below is a digital version of the map we created in workshops with young people. Download the report for more detail about our approach and what we found. Or dip into the possibilities to find how technology could help young people navigate their journey towards what they call their ‘best life’.

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