Managing Relations with Charities - Regulation, Funding and Oversight
Relationships between the Irish public sector and the not for profit sector (NPOs) has largely evolved over the last 20 years, reflecting the growing role of NPOs in designing and delivering public services of behalf of the state. This evolution has generated its own set of challenges for both the public sector and NPOs and has durably affected the nature of their relationships, increasingly dominated by contracting, measurement and performance management. Yet, given the role of civil society as well as the wide diversity in capacity, scale and resources among Irish Charities and NPOs, there is a clear need to identify the right balance between the need to preserve NPOs “uniqueness” and the minimum standards of management expected of publicly-funded organisations as well as assist Trustees and staff in facing their growing responsibilities in terms of governance and accountability requirements.
Managing Relations with Charities will examine current regulation and best practices in terms of reporting and oversight relationship between funders and charities and ways to foster mutual confidence in sound management and good governance.