Transparency: Open All Hours
By Kate Lee , July 2011
Ask any CEO, Chair or director of a charity whether they feel their organisation is transparent, their immediate answer is ‘yes’. However, if you start to dig below the surface of these responses you find that, despite ‘accountability’ and ‘transparency’ being buzz words across the social sector for several years now, there is a lot of confusion about what transparency is and a scepticism about its value.
Open All Hours explores some of the barriers to improving transparency in UK charities and looks at whether there is a sound business case, as well as a moral case, for improving how transparent charities are.