‘A vision without a plan is just a dream. A plan without a vision is just drudgery. But a vision with a plan can change the world.’
Every charity, funder or social enterprises’ strategy will be different.
Featured tools and resources for strategy
Without strategy, charities and social enterprises will struggle to create impact. This guidance shares how NPC approaches strategy development and includes our strategy triangle, which has been specially tailored for the charity sector.
‘A vision without a plan is just a dream. A plan without a vision is just drudgery. But a vision with a plan can change the world.’ We've updated of our free guide to charity strategy with some fresh thinking. Here Sally Bagwell introduces our approach and outlines some key principles for developing a strategy.
NPC’s briefing paper for trustees following our seminar on charity strategy.
NPC's step-by-step guide to charity analysis, outlining our tried and tested approach which focuses on the key characteristics we believe are common to all effective charities.
State of the sector, our comprehensive survey of the opinions of charity leaders is returning for 2020. Theo Clay, lead researcher on the project sets out what's changed, what's stayed the same, and what we hope to achieve.
Angela Kail, Director of Consulting at NPC discusses her decision to restructure the team at NPC.
Here NPC's Chief Executive Dan Corry provides highlights from his work on the recent Charity Tax Commission report.
NPC CEO Dan Corry introduces our new strategy.
How will NPC be supporting the social sector over the next 12 months?
This briefing paper outlines the advice and recommendations from the panel at NPC’s Clothworkers’ seminar on how mergers can help charities achieve more impact for their beneficiaries.
Our submission to the government's Civil Society Strategy consultation.
Tris Lumley, Director of Innovation & Development, is back with a brand new invention: using design principles to help charities, beneficiaries and tech people work better together.
A learning report, researched and authored by NPC for The Richmond Group of Charities. It captures learning from the initial stages of an approach to building meaningful collaboration between the voluntary sector and public bodies.
The great urban theorist Marshall Berman that you have to be adept at moving with change, rather than just against it. At NPC we've been researching how well charities are doing this. George Hoare explains why we hope the next stage of this research will inspire charities to face uncertainty with creativity.
The latest Sunday Times Giving list suggests that giving by the UK’s wealthiest philanthropists is at record levels. And yet the UK currently ranks 8th in the world for charitable giving, behind countries such as the US and Australia. Sarah Denselow looks at how we can push British philanthropy forwards.
For the past two years NPC has helped programme called Communities Can, which aimed to deliver consultancy support to ‘community organisations’. James Noble reflects on this work.
NPC’s comprehensive and thoughtful assessment helped management and trustees to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the Society, and to identify future actions. The process was constructive, and we have since used the team again to support us in developing our theory of change.