Examples of our work in this area
Our submission to the government's Civil Society Strategy consultation.
The government has finally responded to the House of Lords Select Committee report on Stronger Charities for a Stronger Society—ten months after its publication. This week the Lords discussed the government’s response, and were not impressed. Nathan Yeowell, NPC’s new Head of Policy and External Affairs, has four reflections on the debate and the status of the report as we look forward to the year ahead.
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.
With the Charity Commission's powers up for debate in parliament, Dan Corry considers what the public can expect from the regulator.
NPC's submission to the Charity Commission’s open consultation on the information collected from charities in the 2017 Annual Return.
This policy paper outlines how we can improve charity governance and, by extension, the impact of the sector as a whole. In it, we address some key governance issues, and make recommendations to a number of key players in the sector and beyond.
The Code of Good Governance is written for voluntary and community organisations. It outlines six key principles of good governance, points out important legal requirements and gives suggestions on how to apply the principles in practice. In our response we draw on our experience of working with charities and funders to achieve the greatest possible outcome for beneficiaries to suggest how boards might enable charities in these uncertain times.
As a country we face huge challenges. These challenges present questions for everyone who funds charities. It’s time to ask whether charitable foundations in the UK are doing enough—and are doing the right things—to support the voluntary and community sector.
Our submission to the Government's request for ideas on the UK's digital strategy
Inspiring Impact supports people who work and volunteer for charities, funders, and social enterprises across the UK. We provide free online resources, peer learning networks, and grant funding, so you can plan, understand, and improve your impact.
At NPC, we've been talking a lot about the need for charities to build and strengthen their relationships. Drawing on the content of our recent State of the Sector report, Patrick Murray focuses on one relationship in particular: that between charities and local government. He explains why both parties need to rethink how they work together for the benefit of the communities they serve.
Working with providers, funders, commissioners, policymakers and young people to improve the impact of services and youth work as part of a learning partnership for the Youth Investment Fund.