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Which organisations are most in need of strategy support?

Theo Clay

As part of our ongoing research with The Childhood Trust, looking at how best to support charities in the children’s sector to strengthen their leadership and strategy, we’ve been exploring a range of  programme ideas and focus areas for what support could look like. In our next post we’ll be posting our ideas for programme design, but for now wanted to give an overview of some possible focus areas that have emerged from our interviews. From our conversations with sector leaders,  it emerged that having a clear focus area will be critical in ensuring 1) that the programme is tailored… Read more “Which organisations are most in need of strategy support?”

Leaving ego at the door

Theo Clay

Above all else, strategy should be about one thing: the community you are trying to help. At NPC, whenever we run theory of change workshops, we always start by trying to get people to identify their ‘target group’. The term always seemed a little aggressive to me, a bit like something you’d hear in the military, or worse—a recruitment agency. But at its core it’s about making sure you don’t lose sight of the people you are supporting in whatever you do. However, too often in the sector we instead hear stories ego. Tabloids love seizing on the falls from… Read more “Leaving ego at the door”