As anyone who has worked in the non-profit sector knows, already over-stretched agencies are subject to complex reporting and grant application processes to multiple funders.
But what exactly is the impact of these funding regimes on agency operations and potential?
The Wellesley recognized that solid baseline research was needed to begin to address the issue and commissioned non-profit funding and organizational expert Lynn Eakin to look at this question.
Her research found that extensive reporting and application requirements place a severe strain on providers’ administrative capacities; take resources and time away from service delivery and innovation; she also found that these could be streamlined in ways that meet the needs of both service providers and funders.
Please join the Wellesley Institute at the launch of We Can’t Afford to do Business This Way in Toronto, on September 27th from 9:30am-12pm at the Thomas Lounge in Oakham House at the Ryerson Campus (63 Gould St.).