Chief executive, New Philanthropy Capital from October 2011
In October 2011 Dan became chief executive of New Philanthropy Capital following a long-standing career in policy advice and politics, with his previous role being policy adviser on the economy to the Prime Minister. In April 2012 he joined the Impetus Trust's advisory council.
He was previously head of policy at Downing Street from 2007-2010 and has been special adviser at the Department for Education and Skills, the Department for Communities and Local Government, the Department of Trade and Industry and the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions. He has also been chair of the Council of Economic Advisers at the HM Treasury.
Dan has been widely published across a broad range of regulatory and policy matters from ‘public private partnerships’ to ‘joined-up local democracy’.
He is senior associate of aequitas consulting, an international public policy company
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The Sunday Times Giving List reveals a near record level of giving by the UK’s richest in cash terms, but rising levels of wealth mean that on the whole, the proportion of wealth being given away has dropped.
Cracking the impact measurement puzzle could sway public opinion on how charities should spend their money, says Vibeka Mair.
A survey of more than 28,500 people in the UK, conducted for New Philanthropy Capital, has revealed that over 60 per cent give less than £50 a year to charity, but charities could unlock £665m more by communicating better.
Responding to the Ministry of Justice’s consultation on transforming prisoner rehabilitation, New Philanthropy Capital has urged the government to ensure non-profits have an equal chance of bidding for contracts and not to rely solely on payment-by-results.
Ex-offender charities would greatly benefit from having access to government data on reoffending, charity think tank New Philanthropy Capital has claimed.
A first-of-its-kind study reveals that 75 per cent of charities across the UK say they measure impact, and over half of these increased their efforts in this area to satisfy funders.
The idea that the Charity Commission has a statutory duty to raise public trust and confidence in charities is “barmy”, the chief executive of the Royal Television Society said yesterday.