Critical Friend to Charities
The Nonprofit Sector Problem*
“… there is virtually no credible evidence
that most nonprofit organizations
actually produce any social value.”
*“The End of Charity” by David Hunter – Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal
THE PROBLEM SOLVED
OUR DEFINITIONS OF ACCOUNTABILITY &
ACCOUNTABILITY - is an obligation or willingness
by an organization to explain its actions to its
1)FINANCIAL - to safeguard and manage the
organization’s financial resources.
2)ORGANIZATIONAL – to consistently follow rules of
governance and operational process.
3)MISSION – to set goals and then measure and
manage performance to assure the organization is
achieving meaningful results.
TRANSPARENCY - an obligation or willingness by an
organization to publish and make available critical
accountability data about the organization.
QUALITIES OF ACCOUNTABILITY IN N.P. ORGS.
• Strategy/Theory of Change
• Ability to get other s to follow
• Data management discipline
• Constituent feedback
• Outcome focused intent
• Relate efforts to outcomes
• Learn and adjust approach
• Continuous improvement
• Positive, sustainable
* Inspired by the Alliance for Effective Social Investing
Financial: Financial Health
A scalable, in
FROM ACCOUNTABILITY IN ONE
DIMENSION TO THREE AND BEYOND
THE FUTURE (CN 4.0?):