The closure of Kids Company on August 5th raised the question of charity’s management and effectiveness. Caroline spoke to BBC News about it:
And, once it emerged that there are 60,000 children’s charities in the UK, she spoke about whether there should be consolidation:
Caroline was also on BBC Radio4’s PM programme on the same day, which FeedbackLabs turned into a podcast, here.
The problems establishing the effectiveness of KidsCompany illustrate a wide-spread problem in the charity sector, which Giving Evidence and others are actively trying to solve. More here.
References cited in the interviews:
Brief debriefing: http://www.evidenceaid.org/psychological-debriefing-for-preventing-post-traumatic-stress-disorder/
Bangladesh nutrition example: http://philanthropy.com/blogs/conference/why-it-matters-that-donors-evaluate-their-work/27941
The micro-credit in NE Thailand example: https://giving-evidence.com/2014/02/04/research-quality/
Data on relationship between charities’ effectiveness and their admin costs: http://www.giving-evidence.com/admin-data
KPMG study showing that 83% corporate mergers fail to produce value, here.
10 year study of 3,400 charities (accidentally cited as ‘of 3,400 studies’), by Bridgespan here.