Ongoing demand for philanthropic funding, in conjunction with constrained government funding, has prompted calls for measurement of the impact of these services beyond a purely financial realm. In response, some philanthropic Non-Government Funders (NGFs) have sought processes and parsimonious measures of consumer-centred outcomes to reflect often conflicting demands. We examine NGF activities that respond to the need of individuals and the community, often funding needs that are overlooked by government funders. We investigate grant-making mechanisms of an Australian NGF in light of the challenges posed. This organisation provides assistance to children with additional needs; who are ill, disadvantaged, or have a disability, and are not able to obtain essential health related goods or services through government agencies. The expected contribution to Third Sector and accounting literature is recognition of the interactive nature of accountability.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference|
|Subtitle of host publication||the future of work and organisations|
|Place of Publication||Sydney|
|Publisher||Arinex Pty Ltd|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (25th : 2011) - Wellington, New Zealand|
Duration: 7 Dec 2011 → 9 Dec 2011
|Conference||Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (25th : 2011)|
|City||Wellington, New Zealand|
|Period||7/12/11 → 9/12/11|
- Third Sector
- Not for Profit
- Management Control
Rooney, J., Hughes, K., & Mead, A. (2011). Intelligent accountability: an empirical study of the interaction between philanthropic aims, funding decisions and improved outcomes for beneficiaries. In Proceedings of the 25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: the future of work and organisations Sydney: Arinex Pty Ltd.