Tris Lumley explores culture and behaviour in the ‘anti-social sector’:

  • Reporting and accountability geared towards funders first and foremost?
  • All good news stories, no real substance in impact reporting?
  • Cult of individualism and uniqueness?
  • Competition before collaboration?
  • Not much sharing data and evidence
  • Impact measurement used as a marketing tool
  • Funders wielding inappropriate influence
  • Focus on meaningless measures like overheads
  • Mission drift due to funders’ programme conditions
  • Pointless funding rules designed for the funder, not the charity or beneficiary
  • Not many funders seeking genuinely collaborative proposals from charities.