Charity sector boards need to combine philanthropy with a commercial cutting edge in order to increase public trust and deliver impact at scale. These are the findings of senior industry contributors amongst a collection of essays by sector think tank, New Philanthropy Capital (NPC).
As part of the State of the Sector research programme, NPC spoke with CEOs and Directors of leading organisations in Flipping the narrative: Essays on transformation from the sector’s boldest voices to discuss issues of improved governance and leadership in the charitable sector.
The publication of the collection has been supported by a number of partners and sponsors including Odgers Berndtson which had led a roundtable discussion on the topic of diversity, and which fed into the previous NPC report Charities taking charge: Transforming to face a changing world.
Speaking about the collection of essays, Julia Oliver, Head of the Not-for-Profit Practice at Odgers Berndtson said that the report reflected the findings that the firm is seeing when hiring sector leaders: ‘We have been working in partnership with NPC over the last 18 months on the ‘State of the Sector’ programme and associated research. Following the findings of this research which we posted back in May this year, innovative leaders in the sector have been asked to follow through on the varying themes with essays designed to look at new ways of achieving social change. We hope the essays give you some interesting and different perspectives and encourage you in changing and challenging times.’
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Read the full research: Flipping the narrative: Essays on transformation from the sector’s boldest voices
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