Funders provide financial support to NPOs, which use the funding to implement programmes that provide services to clients. A key part of this relationship is the need for NPOs to ensure funding compliance — the need to report program progress and expenditures to funders.
In a case study produced by the Rand Corporation, authors Sandraluz Lara-Cinisomo, Paul Steinberg, examine the management processes of one nonprofit in terms of staff time investments in tracking outcomes, reporting results, and meeting funder compliance, and is guided by research questions, developed in partnership with the Forbes Funds, addressing the related challenges, experiences, and costs through interviews and focus groups with nonprofit staff.
The study includes sample survey instruments for interviews and focus group discussions with nonprofit management and field staff that address the challenges and costs, from a staff perspective, of achieving and maintaining funder compliance.
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