Sunday, 29 October 2017

The demands of a charity

Charities are established for a variety of reasons, often to help someone or a group that has a specific need that is not served or known about in the mainstream society. Those who function within a charitable environment know one thing, the requirements are endless with lots to do and so few to assist in doing the actual work.

Volunteers are a constant need. Often when you find the right one who has the time, skillset, and the greatest of attitudes, along with the willingness to help; they get hired away by individuals/entities who get to see them in action and realize "this one is a keeper".

What are some of the demands that charities experience? Here are some thoughts:

  • Great leadership 
  • Good governance 
  • Accountability 
  • Compliance 
  • Administration 
  • Volunteers 
  • Clear mission supported by aims, goals, and objectives 
  • Great media access and usage 
  • Donors 
  • Sponsors 
  • Concessions and incentives
  • Continued education programs 
  • Local and international recognition 
So as not to make this post unwieldy to read the various demands can be explored more in details should the readers make a request that this is what they want. For those of you already in charities, what are your thoughts?

We the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Barbados - Registered Charity 861 exist to assist those who have the illness Cystic Fibrosis, and We are Aware to Care!


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