TORONTO, Sept. 26 /CNW/ - After years of government downloading,
over-stretched non-profit agencies are routinely subjected to complex
reporting and grant application processes, often to multiple funders.
Recognizing the issue, the Wellesley Institute and Lynn Eakin have completed a
study titled: We Can't Do Business This Way: A Study of the Administrative
Burden Resulting from Funder Accountability and Compliance Practices.
The study has 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; and that these processes
could be streamlined to meet the needs of both service providers and funders.
Lynn Eakin has been instrumental in helping the non-profit sector and
their funders to better understand the problems of finance and regulation. In
October 2006, Lynn wrote Advancing the Non-Profit Sector in Ontario with the
financial support of the Metcalf Foundation. The report recommended that the
sector itself must organize into an advocacy coalition in order to articulate
the value of the non-profit sector and to address the regulatory and financial
issues that threaten the sustainability of the sector with funders.
The Wellesley Institute is a research and policy institute focused on
developing solutions to health inequalities in urban areas. This report is
part of the Wellesley Institute's continuing initiative to build capacity in
the non-profit sector.
We Can't Afford to do Business This Way Launch
September 27th, 9:30am-12:00pm
Thomas Lounge, Oakham House
Ryerson Campus, 63 Gould St.
For further information:
For further information: Media Contact: Bob Gardner, Director of Public
Policy, cell: (416) 566-8992, www.wellesleyinstitute.com