Intermon Oxfam

And they are the institutions better valued by Spanish citizens, because they are able to mobilize the solidarity and philanthropic spirit both of people and companies. Rarely NGOs violate the principle of the functioning of the governing body, either a Board or a Board of Directors. The governing bodies are often composed of people bit committed to the institution, do not attend meetings or nominally contained. Sometimes, government bodies are reduced to one or two people, leading charismatic, without that there are collective decisions. In several recent cases of NGOs with problems such as Intervida, these have been generated by the lack of control over the leader of the organization. The advertising messages of some NGOs may be misleading.

The paradigmatic example are the campaigns of Anesvad, which is urging donors to help, while the Organization had in current accounts and financial investments amounts exceeding 30 million euros. Attract the attention of potential donors and contributors cannot be above the rigor of the messages and the requirement for consistency with the practices of the organization. This rigor is also necessary in televisions that offer spaces to non-governmental organizations to raise funds, without explaining how them have been selected or whether NGOs have paid for this publicity. NGOs must be respectful with the will of its donors. They are exemplary cases, like Intermon Oxfam, which paralysed its projects in Iraq due to insecurity in the country, communicating this decision to its donors and requesting their consent to allocate this emergency funds to the crisis in Burundi; or as doctors without borders, which in the catastrophe of the tsunami was estimated to have received funding more than sufficient for its activities in the region and urged its donors that they made their contributions to other emergencies.

How can we help the improvement of the functioning of the Third Sector? Donors, remain so responsibly. Firstly, we must inform us about a who donate; Secondly, we must follow the fate of our donation. The public sector, creating a unique record of all associations and foundations that exist in our country. And NGOs, trying to eliminate the prejudice that solidarity is not incompatible with the effectiveness or efficiency. Salvador Garcia-Atance and Ignacio Garralda Presidents of Fundacion Lealtad original author and source of the article.