Take a look at Philanthropy Jargon Generator. It’s a random selection of verbs, adjectives and nouns that creates such embarrassing phrases as “define emerging program criteria” and “target inclusive governance.”
Many of the combinations sound plausible. How disconcerting.
On Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio we have Jargon Jail. I strive to keep my guests out of prison and get them on parole quickly. We boast a low recidivism rate, though I do have trouble with the regular contributors from time to time. They tend to talk back to their jailor.
Do the people you talk to understand what you’re saying to them? Institutional funders? Individual donors? Your colleagues?
I’m consciousness raising. Let’s target extended low-bandwidth models. Got a favorite?