New from sector consultancy nfpSynergy is ‘Past Imperfect’, examining data to try and see what changes in charity areas of activity, for better or worse, have taken place over the last few decades. The areas covered were cancer, heart disease, disability, poverty, and the environment.
There is an overview of the report’s conclusions, in ‘How can charities change the world?‘. There is of course a download link too for the full report (registration required).
Summary headings include:
- Charities tackle big complex problems.
- Attributing success is very difficult.
- Some problems aren’t solved by charities at all (and some are).
- Collaborations and partnerships are critical.
- Changing government behaviour is critical
- ‘No change’ can be a major achievement.