Opening plenary – The future of the sector - Dan Corry

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Opening plenary – The future of the sector - Dan Corry

  1. 1. The Future of the Sector: Challenges and opportunities Dan Corry, Chief Executive NPC v October 2013: CFG South West and Wales Conference
  2. 2. NPC: TRANSFORMING THE CHARITY SECTOR Charity Increasing the impact of charities eg, impact-focused theories of change Funder Increasing the impact of funders eg, effective commissioning Sector NPC works at the nexus between charities and funders Consultancy Think tank Strengthening the partnership Eg, collaboration towards shared goals 2
  3. 3. THE ATTACK ON THE SECTOR 3
  4. 4. BIG STRUGGLE WITH NEW FISCAL CLIMATE
  5. 5. 5
  6. 6. CONSEQUENCES OF TIGHT FUNDING • Public sector funders asking the question more • And ‘What Works’ centres • Charitable funders toughening up (see Gates letter) • Charities worrying about doing more with limited funds 6
  7. 7. NEW FACTORS TOO • • • New commissioning models Payment by results Social Impact bonds 7
  8. 8. SOCIAL INVESTMENT STARTING TO EMERGE?
  9. 9. NEED TO PROVE YOU ARE GOOD 9
  10. 10. IMPACT • Understand what you are achieving—really • And be able to improve it 10
  11. 11. DEVELOPMENTS ON IMPACT 11
  12. 12. DEVELOPMENTS ON IMPACT MEASUREMENT • Theories of change • Shared measurement techniques • New tools and guides • Inspiring Impact project (http://inspiringimpact.org/) 12
  13. 13. BIG SOCIETY: WRONG BRAND AT WRONG TIME? - But much truth in it 13
  14. 14. WHERE NEXT?
  15. 15. Context Impact trend continues Shape of the sector 15
  16. 16. LAST THOUGHTS • • • • • Very big changes going on Shifting boundaries as state withdraws Nation states and localism matters Some suspicion of charities Must try to make sure we get more of the good stuff and less of the bad
  17. 17. Dan Corry dan.corry@thinkNPC.org www.thinkNPC.org v

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