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Plum Lomax and NPC 12 February 2018

Capturing the impact in impact investment

Impact investing continues to rise up the agenda. It was a hot topic at Davos with TPG’s Rise Fund (co-founded by Bono) getting airtime. New impact funds are coming on stream weekly – in the …

Grace Wyld and NPC 2 January 2018

Private-voluntary sector partnerships need radical realignment

The old model of corporates ‘giving back’ to the community is changing. Through months of research into corporate-charity partnerships at New Philanthropy Capital (NPC), we have heard charities and corporates alike saying that social change …

Rosanna Thomasoo and NPC 11 December 2017

How can funders use theory of change to promote systems change and tackle systemic problems?

Systems change remains a hot topic in the social sector. For good reason. The complexity of the challenges we face today is hard to grasp—from homelessness and poverty to climate change and the refugee crisis. …

Shona Curvers and NPC 30 October 2017

Funders can set a powerful precedent by involving service users

I am slowly growing accustomed to meetings stocked with an ample supply of sour worms and tropical juice. Meetings with snacks are a recent development in my working life. This was prompted by my involvement …

Sonali Patel and NPC 21 September 2017

Funders can unlock good charity governance

Charity governance is often talked about in the news, but not in the way most charities would like. In light of the recent operational and financial scandals which have inundated the sector, charity governance has …

Ruth Gripper and NPC 1 August 2017

How can funders support good practice in measurement and evaluation?

Donors and investors are uniquely well placed to support good practice in the social sector, including in measurement and evaluation (M&E). As New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) explored in our recent report highlighting global innovations in measurement …

1 Abigail Rotheroe and NPC 14 June 2017

Impact management: New kid on the block

Impact measurement has come a long way since NPC was set up 15 years ago. From inception to today, we have maintained our forensic focus on the measurement of outcomes and impact.  But there is …

Ruth Gripper and NPC 17 May 2017

What place for ‘place’ in funding the voluntary sector?

If I ask you to think of a place, what comes to mind—a neighbourhood, a city, a region? Place—or perhaps more accurately, community—has always interested me. I grew up in a close-knit rural community, and …

Clare Wilkins and NPC 19 April 2017

Finding the silver lining: philanthropy and women’s empowerment

Recent news stories may make it seem like a challenging time for anyone working to help women.  In Britain, austerity has had a disproportionate impact, leaving women more disadvantaged than men on multiple fronts.  In …

Shona Curvers and NPC 30 January 2017

The campaign in the era of major political shifts

At the time of writing, President Trump has been busy tweeting about the future of healthcare in the States. Specifically, he is claiming ‘the “unaffordable” Care Act will soon be history!’ As Trump settles into …