well grounded (adj)

1based on good evidence or reasons: soundly based; well founded.
2having a good training in or knowledge of a subject.

Our benchmarks

We have articulated our approach in a series of eight ‘benchmarks’ that together reflect the pillars of a strong organisation.

Each organisation will have its own interpretation of how it wants to progress in relation to these benchmarks; however, for Well Grounded, the minimum is that an organisation be committed to the basic principles expressed in each of the them.


Pillars of a strong and healthy organisation

See other benchmarks

  • A vision aimed at environmental and social justice

  • Programmes, projects and campaigns based on evidence and analysis, with clear rationales

  • Accountable and responsive to the communities and groups with which the organisation is working

  • A functioning internal system of governance that is transparent and reflects the vision and values of the organisation

  • Mobilise and manage resources needed responsibly and transparently, accounting for them clearly and on time

  • Provide appropriate management and support for the people involved in the organisation

  • Work to the highest possible ethical standards

  • Open and ready to learn from experience and from others and to work with others