CIVIL SOCIETY: How to resource it right?
The Civil society starvation cycle is comprised of “Unrealistic funder expectations, Pressure on Civil society to conform; followed by, Misleading reporting and Overhead phobia”.
Donors tend to reward organizations with the leanest profiles. They also prioritize their funding towards programmatic activities. Civil society leaders feel pressure to conform to donors’ expectations by spending as little as possible on overhead and by reporting lower-than-actual overhead rates. Ultimately, it is the beneficiaries who suffer. Even the most successful Civil society organizations are not immune to the starvation cycle.
Birungi K. Desiderius
077 2 426 607
Better World Uganda
P. O. Box 406, Hoima-Uganda