Aid organizations provide valuable help to those in need, often in times of crisis or vulnerability. However, it’s equally valuable for these humanitarian groups to be accountable for the aid they provide. If there’s a lack of transparency, the actual results of relief efforts can be undermined, ranging from ineffective at best to harmful at worst.
Fortunately, there are plenty of actionable ways that aid organizations can take to improve their public accountability. Below, 13 members of Forbes Nonprofit Council share some practical steps your organization can take.
- Delegate Clearly
- Have Regular Board Meetings
- Develop A Culture Of Monitoring And Evaluation
- Make Sure People Understand Their Roles
- Provide Regular Organization-Wide Updates
- Implement An Online Tracking System
- Include Community Members In Your Processes
- Identify And Track KPIs
- Develop A Diverse Board
- Empower And Involve Impacted Individuals
- Hire Humble People
- Standardize Your Reporting And Measurement
- Have A Thoughtful Assessment Process
Read the full article about improving aid accountability at Forbes.
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