- Funders often wish to see more sophisticated data and analysis from charities but few funders consistently fund grantees’ monitoring and evaluation work, and one in three never do.
- Meanwhile, charities would like funders to make information requests more proportionate to the amount of funding available, and to recognise the challenges involved in monitoring and evaluation. Tailoring reporting to funders is onerous for charities, and supports the case for initiatives to reduce the reporting burden.
- Funders need to be clear about the quantity of information they want from grant applicants and grantees. If they want results information to be more sophisticated, they should consider supporting this.