Essays on charity transformation published

Digital is one of the topics covered in 16 newly published essays

Austin Clark | 21st Jul 17

Charity think tank NPC has published 16 essays from innovative leaders in the social sector.

Flipping the narrative: Essays on transformation from the sector’s boldest voices spans the biggest charities to smaller initiatives rooted in communities in different parts of the country. Alongside those who lead charities themselves, authors include those with government experience, from the funder community, and who have received services from charities.

The essays fall into the four themes that emerged from previous NPC research about the ‘state of the sector’:

  1. strategy and governance
  2. the sector’s relationship with the public
  3. the sector’s relationship with the state
  4. new networks and resources.


Digital age

From a charity digital perspective, one of the stand out essays is Who represents the human in the digital age? written by Anni Rowland-Campbell, Director at Intersticia.

The essay, which can be found by clicking here, takes readers through some of the important issues and theories of ‘the digital age’: where we are now and what’s to come. Anni argues that, if humanity is to be preserved, the philanthropic sector must place itself firmly at the forefront of determining where we’re headed.

Commenting on the release of the essays, the NPC said: “We argue that with boldness and imagination it is possible to transform the work that the social sector does, and deliver the long lasting social change that Britain so desperately needs today. We hope others in the sector can learn from these organisations’ journeys and ultimately flip the current narrative, take charge and be bold in these times of change.”