Snaphots of the sector

What matters to the social sector in 2019?

As part of our ongoing work to better understand the issues facing the social sector, we spoke to 18 charity leaders, foundations, charities, public sector organisations, cross-sector organisations and professional services firms from across the UK. These interviews form the basis of our six snapshots – looking at the issues which matter today.

To find out more about the snapshots and to get involved in our next round of State of the Sector research, contact Theo Clay, Consultant.


Charities are frozen by the uncertainty around Brexit—but should the sector be doing more to speak up?

Snapshots of the sector 2019: Brexit


Charity leaders have looked at the problem of falling public trust through a fundraising lens, but is this enough?

Snapshots of the sector 2019: Trust


Is the social sector involving those who use the social sector in its decision making and practice?

Snapshots of the sector 2019: Involvement


Are government contracts the future for the social sector and is the practice of subsidising contracts getting worse?

Snapshots of the sector 2019: Contracts


The social sector knows that diversity is something to strive for, but is it sure of the benefits it might bring?

Snapshots of the sector 2019: Diversity


Is 'place' a way for charities to reshape their relationships with the state and other stakeholders?

Snapshots of the sector 2019: Place

This research wouldnt be possible without the genoristy of NPC’s Supporters’ Cirlce.