By exchanging what you love 4Water, you can fulfil this human right, giving children like baby Angelo a fairer chance at life. Carving out space for the toilet Two neighbours bring about a huge change in their lifestyle and now inspire their community. Good charities spend more on administration than less good charities spend Giving Evidence. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:
Activities in a charity to raise funds are remarkably independent of activities to serve beneficiaries: This all is also discussed in the book. Here is the other way to look at this. By which I mean that they need to produce some evidence, rather than just an argument. Where we disagree seems to be on whether there is any value in assessing the cost-effectiveness of fund-raising. I can accept that fund-raising costs vary between charities and types of donor, and perhaps there are very effective and worthwhile programmes that justify extraordinary expenditure on fund-raising.
I just feel that this information is of interest to potential donors. The reason for my post was really the specific attack on one particular charity. I still think it would be helpful for you to clarify whether or not you have any particular view, one way or the other, on their performance.
Perhaps this is also discussed in your book, but you cannot expect readers of internet posts to buy a book in order to contextualise your comments! Good charities spend more on administration than less good charities spend Giving Evidence.
Caroline — I loved your post and the subsequent debate above. I confess to having produced such a pie chart in reports which I now regret. Good charities spend more on administration than bad charities whydev. For me the issue is that they have stuck a pie chart in there with no explanations- they grabbed the readers attention but left them to draw their own conclusions And again I agree with you that those were probably the wrong conclusions!
Another thing — I noticed that at least WaterAid linked these back to their audited financial statements, probably making these the only measures in that report with any indication of external review or reliability. The only thing I know about Water Aid is that it does not wholeheartedly support drinkable book Project. Methinks it is trying to discourage the drinkable book because if it is widely successful who will pay for the salary of its governance?
The point surely is that low admin costs encourage ordinary people to donate to a very good cause whether low admin costs are thought to be better or not. I will not contribute to any charity which has an expensive London HQ. He was employed in the actual digging of wells, and had intended it to be a lifelong occupation, which, he felt, was a worthwhile one. He returned after just over a year, disillusioned. After digging two wells, the money had run out.
Do people realise, that a lot of these charities depicting starving or deprived of water children scenes, are leased from speciality film companies that make these films for charities. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account.
Notify me of new comments via email. Posted on March 15, by carolinefiennes. Millions of Thames Water customers have this week received leaflets from WaterAid containing this: Other myths about charities, and advice on giving well, in my book, here How do you find out whether a charity is achieving anything? This entry was posted in Admin costs , Great charities and tagged admin , administration , administrative , charity , donation , donor , donor education , effectiveness , efficiency , Fund-raising , Fundraising , giving , governance , water aid , wateraid.
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WaterAid started in because no non-profit like us existed. We are determined to make clean water, reliable toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation. Only by tackling these 3 essentials, in ways that last, can people change their lives for good. 1 in 9. WaterAid's mission is to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene. Millions of Thames Water customers have this week received leaflets from WaterAid containing this: WaterAid should know better. This graph perpetuates the dangerous lie that charities’ spending on governance and fundraising is somehow separate from ‘work on charitable objectives’.