Data has revolutionised the way charities and funders can measure, understand and prove the impact of their work.
We build an interactive data dashboard to help charities and funders identify areas at greater risk of coronavirus, and assess the extent of charitable provision in those areas.
We help organisations collect data, analyse it and report on reach, outcome and impact. We advise on survey design so that data is rigorous and useful. Meanwhile, our Data Labs initiative links charities with existing government data sets to measure impact against a virtual control group.
We think many in the sector aren’t making the most of the data available, or even of the data they are already collecting. But how much data is too much? Are requests for beneficiary data from funders justifiable? We’re developing a Personal Data Charter on how charities and funders can make meaningful yet ethical use of data, from collection to processing and presentation.
Legitimate privacy concerns shouldn’t blind us to the wealth of opportunities for charities and funders to use data for social good. Data has the true power to turn beneficiaries from mere recipients of change into effective agents of change, as long as the opportunity is given.
Contact our data lead, Rosario Piazza, to learn more about the products we offer and are developing.
Featured resources on data
We are collating and analysing data that is relevant to the coronavirus outbreak, to help inform the response to this crisis from charities and funders.
In this short practical guide, we outline how charities can turn their raw data into wisdom and informed action.
Our Data Labs project aims to open up government administrative data to the social sector. That way, charities, funders, government bodies and social enterprises can better understand the impact of their services on beneficiaries.
NPC has worked with many charities and social enterprises over the years to help them work out what data they need to understand and improve their work. It can be a confusing question, and sometimes even the word 'data' puts people off. Here our head of impact management James Noble introduces the different kinds of information organisations can collect.
If you’re thinking about what to do with data then you’re in good company. Here are some key ways to make data work for your organisation.
In this report we outline how grant-makers can use data at both an individual and a collective level to improve their funding practice.
Data protection is something charities can't ignore. This short guide outlines ten considerations for charities on the safe use of personal data and introduces non-specialists to UK data protection regulations, risks and good practice.
A joint project between NPC, Mowat NFP, and Imagine Canada, this paper defines the data ecosystem, summarises the charitable data policy context, and highlights key challenges and emerging trends. It provides actionable recommendations to build a more enabling environment for data collection, analysis and sharing.
This briefing is a simple how-to for charities on maximising their use of data and, as a result, the work of their organisations.
With our expanding digital universe, it can feel like we’re surrounded by data but very few insights. Sonali Patel looks at how organisations can transform their data into wisdom, and use it to take informed action.