As a registered charity and think tank, NPC is committed to transforming the sector to maximise its impact for the people charities support.
We are at the forefront of innovation, impact evaluation and insight into the challenges and opportunities facing the charity sector. Here’s how you can contribute to our work to make the social sector more effective and have the greatest impact possible.
Make a donation
Through donations from our supporters, we are able to work for charities of all sizes, improving the conditions for impact for all. We have concrete plans to continue improving, influencing on behalf of, and innovating for a stronger, more resilient and progressive charity sector in the coming year. But we need the funds to make it a reality.
I am proud to have been involved in the development of NPC into a major force in the charitable and not for profit scene.
Join our Supporters’ Circle
NPC’s Supporters’ Circle is a network of committed philanthropists who have come together to support our work to transform the charity sector.
As a member of the Supporters’ Circle you’ll be invited to bespoke NPC events and networking opportunities, where you can build connections with other funders, share experiences, and discuss issues of the day—from the impact of coronavirus on civil society to new innovations in philanthropy and charitable giving. For the past 20 years, NPC has been making waves and moving the dial as the thinktank of the social sector. As the journey continues, we invite you to be part of the next decade of sector-wide innovation, influence and improvement.
You will be invited to share your insights to help add value to what we do and recognise your contribution to our work. Reflecting the monumental amount of work to be done in the sector, Supporters’ Circle members typically donate a minimum of £10,000 per annum, but we welcome all support.
If you are interested in joining the Supporters’ Circle, please contact Elise Karam, our Head of Philanthropy, for more information.
Fund a project
We work closely with our funders to identify issues that prevent charities from achieving their greatest impact. We explore ways to overcome challenges and collaborate with partners to bring about change, reporting on our findings and making recommendations for the future.
If you would like to support a specific project, we would love to hear from you.
Some exciting projects that may spark interest:
We can also help you identify the areas that matter most to you and bring a personal and direct connection to the areas you choose to support.
If you are interested in supporting a project, please contact Hannah Kowszun, our Head of Fundraising.
Examples of our work
The tool that helps you better understand needs and charity work across the UK.
Coronavirus is a systemic change that demands a systemic response. We need to plot a more resilient, more equitable, more progressive future for our sector.
How to turn your theory of change into a plan for measurement, the five types of data you will need to pay attention to, and how to prioritise what to measure.
The country is in a very deep crisis. At NPC we are working with philanthropists and partners on how they can more effectively fund charities now, and we want to hear your ideas about what more can be done.
In April, the government announced a £750m support package for charities. This report breaks down where that money is being spent and which funds are still open to applications at the time of writing.
NPC Labs is our open innovation space for sharing our ideas, experiments and project development.
This new guide is a ten step handbook to creating a theory of change, built on many years of developing them for charities and funders. It will teach you the basics, our core approach, with the information you need to do any theory of change.
A collaborative effort to help philanthropists keep charities serving throughout the coronavirus crisis, and prepare for whatever challenges the post-covid world will hold.
We're exploring bold and imaginative responses in times of change to help the charity sector adapt and thrive.
Are they in the right places and what can we do if they are not? In this provocation paper Dan Corry uses data to ask if the current distribution of charities around the country is what we would want in an ideal world and explores what government, funders and charities could do about it.
Our annual conference will take place in October 2022. Keep an eye on the event page for more details over the coming months.