With each new passing disaster that strikes one portion of the world, one lesson becomes more and more painfully clear, charitable organizations need help providing aid to those affected by unforeseeable disasters. It seems that far too often the resources available to aid organizations is simply not enough to truly negate all of the damage caused by the grievous misfortunes forced upon innocent lives.
The most recent debacle that occurred with the mishandling of funds given to charitable organizations tasked with helping flooding victims pushed the dangers of mismanaged charities onto the public consciousness. Though much worse than mismanaged money and much more prevalent, far too often charitable organizations are plagued by restrictions set upon their operations by the very donors that support their endeavors.
It is not widely known among people outside of the charitable organizations’ circle but donors will often gift money and capital with restrictions set in place to prevent the gifted resources from being used in a way that would be disagreeable to the donor. Originally a good safeguard against misuse of resources, those restrictions have begun to hamper many charitable organizations ability to help individuals across the world.
The Ubuntu Fund, Andrew Rolfe, and a Better Charitable Effort
As an answer to the restrictions that far too often tie the hands of those that intend to help, Andrew Rolfe and the rest of the board members of the Ubuntu Fund have decided to go about business a little differently than others within their industry.
The Ubuntu Fund, which was created to help disadvantaged children in South Africa, has begun refusing to accept donations from donors that set restrictions on the use of gifts. Instead, the charitable organization has begun to take more responsibility for how and when the funds are used while fundamentally changing a donor and organization relationship standard that has for too long gone unquestioned.
Andrew Rolfe and the rest of the board have been able to positively influence countless lives in South Africa with their new philosophy towards donor and organization relations.