New Philanthropy Capital will help Impact Coalition assess its future role

Organisation that fosters sector transparency might take on more proactive role

New Philanthropy Capital
New Philanthropy Capital

The Impact Coalition, the group set up to encourage charities to be more transparent about their spending, will attempt to set a strategy for its future work at a "theory of change" session hosted by the think tank New Philanthropy Capital

The coalition is reviewing its future role after its only paid employee, Liam Cranley, was made redundant in May.

NPC will not charge for the "theory of change" session because it is a member of the Impact Coalition. At the session, members of the organisation’s steering group will have to decide what its aims are and how it will go about achieving them.

The coalition has been based at the chief executives body Acevo since 2009.

It has not received funding from any other organisations since 2009, when it received one-off grants from the Institute of Fundraising, the Charities Aid Foundation, the Charity Finance Directors’ Group and the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association.

The coalition focuses on offering training and support to charities that want to be more transparent about their work. Third Sector understands, however, that it is considering taking on a more proactive role in which it would tell charities that they must become more open about how they spend their money.

Ralph Michell, head of policy at Acevo, said: "We are considering whether the Impact Coalition’s role should be to work with those charities that have already signed up to greater transparency, or those that have not and might need to be convinced."

It could be some mixture of the two, he said.

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