NPC to vet its charity recommendations

NPC to vet its charity recommendations


New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) has named the members of its new Charity Committee, which vets the organisation’s charity recommendations.

Anthony Bolton of Fidelity International is a member of the committee, which has been trialled for one year and recently been made public. Other external members of the committee are Victoria Hornby of Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts; David Robinson OBE, co-founder of Community links; and Sally Walden, from Fidelity International.

NPC chief executive Martin Brookes and chairman of trustees David Robins are also members.

Brookes said, “We are committed to submitting our research to the scrutiny of an external team because we believe this is an important way of safeguarding our independence and the quality of our research.”

The Charity Committee scrutinises NPC analysts’ research into charities according to five criteria: charitable activities, results, wider sector impact, leadership and finances. To date, NPC has recommended over 100 charities. NPC published its methodology for analysing charities in its report Funding success, which was published in 2005 and will be updated in early 2009.