Big funder, small NGO – finding a balance

Alliance magazine

No one disputes that funding organizations have a duty to ensure that their funds are well spent. But how can a large funder’s reporting requirements be framed so as to avoid overburdening a very small organization? The UK-based Survivors Fund, working with Rwandan widows, receives core funding from Comic Relief. Richard Graham of Comic Relief describes the dilemmas over reporting from the funder’s side, while on the opposite page Mary Blewitt of the Survivors Fund gives the grantee’s perspective.

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