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Tris Lumley

Tris Lumley is Director of Development for NPC, leading development of new strategies, partnerships and initiatives to help transform the social sector. Working with partners both in the UK and internationally, Tris focuses on both the demand and supply sides of innovation around social impact.

Posts by Tris Lumley


  Imagine if we used digital technology to transform social good in the UK.   I don’t just mean the adoption of new tech by charities—although much of this is brilliant. We increasingly see digital innovations bolted on to charity fundraising, communications or (less often) services: the recent attempt by the Samaritans to sift the […]

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What is Digital Transformation?

  I’ve pondered this question over the last few weeks and months, moving between meetings with brilliant pioneers in digital technology, and events and articles on its role in the social sector. The consensus seems to be that digital transformation is about digital, and about transformation. That’s about as clear as it gets—though I’m not […]

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Where To Next?

If, as I have argued, the sector’s approach to impact measurement has become too narrow, even stalled, how can we move forward and make sure it is focused on the right things? Over the next year at New Philanthropy Capital, we will be exploring this question in detail. We’ll be looking at organisations that have […]

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Are We There Yet?

  Members of the Markets for Good community are strong advocates for increasing the availability and use of data in the social sector. But when it comes to impact data, recent progress on increasing the availability of impact data is not yet backed up by meaningful use. Perhaps this is because we’re not yet clear […]

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Finding The Balance Between Standardization And Innovation

Tris Lumley will be presenting NPC’s research on the state of the UK nonprofit sector and the need for a paradigm shift incorporating shared measurement, data labs, a systems perspective on scaling, and a new mindset for leadership at a Markets for Good: Live event hosted by Liquidnet on 21st March in New York City. […]

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