Posts Tagged: government funding

Government Funding to Require Quantifiable Results?

July 10, 2013 Posted by Jessica Shofler in Accountability, Grantmaking, News, Policy

Here’s a novel idea: When you pay for something, expect something in return. Harriet McDonald, Executive Vice President of the Doe Fund in New York, is challenging governments to do just that. In her Chronicle of Philanthropy article, McDonald argues that governments currently pay nonprofits and other companies to provide social services without ensuring that …


Save Your Co-Mingling for Happy Hour

June 26, 2013 Posted by Jessica Shofler in Accountability, Donations, News

Thanks to Big Brothers Big Sisters, we have a great example of how not to spend government money. A government audit  recently concluded that the organization can’t properly account for any of the $19.4 million of Justice Department funding it received. These tax dollars were provided to the organization as restricted funds, in other words, …