December 27, 2013

2013 Highlights: About Data and Evaluation

A New Donor Movement Puts Data Ahead of Passion
If the idea of effective altruism spreads, it could pay big dividends for nonprofits that work in the developing world but could hurt charities that can't show that they save or improve lives.

Evaluation Service Helps Small Donors Make Giving Decisions Like the Wealthy Do
The founder of a for-profit service called Intelligent Philanthropy says other charity raters are limited in their usefulness because their data are often out of date.

Nonprofits Anxiously Try to Show Results for New Charity Navigator Ratings
The watchdog is moving beyond simply looking at finances, governance, and transparency to also rank groups based on what they do to measure their outcomes.

Young Donors Want Web Sites To Show Results
A new survey of 2,600 donors in their 20s and early 30s found that 60 percent want a nonprofit's online presence to give more details about the people it serves.

Calif. Charity Measures Progress All Year to Fix Problems Early and Impress Donors
First Place for Youth credits its growth—from a $2-million charity to one with an $11-million budget—to its system of collecting data.