Are you confused between your Outputs & Outcomes? What’s the difference between your Vision, Purpose, Aims and Mission?
Jargonbusters.org.uk is a new website designed at cutting through the confusing terms and definitions in the charitable and voluntary sector to enable organisations to be clearer in their language. It’s been put together by a group of funders, government departments, regulatory bodies and voluntary sector organisations who form the Jargonbuster Group.
Having checked out the site, it’s actually very useful. As the site explains:
Funders and support agencies use concepts and terms from the language of planning, project management and performance improvement in different ways. This lack of agreed definitions has led to widespread confusion about what particular terms mean and how to use them most appropriately
The Jargonbusters site is designed with three aims:
First, it will define some of the different terms charities and community groups, evaluators and funders use, tell you when you might hear them, and what they mean in different situations.
Secondly, it will bring out some of the ideas behind the jargon.
Thirdly, it will help funders be clearer about the words they use and use them more consistently.
So add it to your bookmarks and now there’s no excuse for using the wrong terms in your communications! 😉