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.