Accountability & Transparency: More Than Good Intentions

1,865 views
1,771 views

Published on

Ken Berger, Charity Navigator’s President & CEO, delivers the keynote speech at the Charities Review Council’s Annual Forum. His talk, Accountability & Transparency: More Than Good Intentions, shares his ideas and views on the importance of responsibility and transparency in the nonprofit sector as well as the necessary steps charities need to take in order to achieve good governance.

0 Comments
2 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total views
1,865
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
305
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
24
Comments
0
Likes
2
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Accountability & Transparency: More Than Good Intentions

  1. 1. ACCOUNTABILITY & TRANSPARENCY: More Than Good Intentions Presentation at Charity Review Council Annual Forum Ken Berger, President & CEO June 15, 2010
  2. 3. IN THE BEGINNING
  3. 4. ~30 Years Doing “the Work”
  4. 5. IN MY HEAD I KEPT THINKING
  5. 6. Tales of the Dark Side <ul><li>The Scoundrel – Use everyone and take whatever you can. </li></ul><ul><li>The Thief – “We’re smart, so let’s make money”. </li></ul><ul><li>The Hanger On – Money for nothing. </li></ul>
  6. 7. WHY?
  7. 8. The Explosive Growth of Nonprofits in the US
  8. 9. $1.9 Trillion in Public Charity Revenues * Houses of Worship do not file w/IRS regardless of size **94% of PCs spend 4% of the revenues - $79 million ~1.9 million Nonprofits 61% (1.2 million) are Public Charities (PCs) *6% of PCs get 96% of Revenues = $1.86 million **.2% of PCs get 59% of Revenues = $1.5 Trillion
  9. 10. Accountability & Transparency
  10. 11. QUALITIES OF A HIGH IMPACT ORGANIZATION Accountability & Transparency Financial Health <ul><li>Positive, sustainable change </li></ul><ul><li>Independently evaluated </li></ul>HIGHER RISK INVESTMENT LOWER RISK INVESTMENT
  11. 12. Introducing CN 2.0 Financial Health Accountability/Transparency Effectiveness/Results More Comprehensive Rating System
  12. 13. Accountability & Transparency: IRS 990 Reporting Form Info.
  13. 14. Acountability & Transparency: Web Site Information
  14. 15. More on Web <ul><li>Does the charity web site have readily accessible information about the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Its goals and objectives? </li></ul><ul><li>Its strategies for achieving them? </li></ul><ul><li>Its capacity for achieving them? </li></ul><ul><li>How it measures progress in achieving them? </li></ul><ul><li>What its measurements indicate about progress to date? </li></ul>
  15. 16. The Battle for the Soul of the Nonprofit Sector
  16. 17. More Information <ul><li>Articles: in Philadelphia Journal of Social Innovation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ The End of Charity” by David Hunter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ The Battle for the Soul of the NP Sector” by Berger, Penna and Goldberg </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Book : Billions of Drops in Millions of Buckets: Why Philanthropy Doesn’t Advance Social Progress by Steve Goldberg </li></ul><ul><li>Web Sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.alleffective .org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google: Nonprofit Effectiveness, Independent Sector </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www. WhatWorks.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Video : www.savingphilanthropy.org </li></ul>
  17. 18. Your Questions and Our Web Addresses Website- www.charitynavigator.org Blogs- www.kenscommentary.org blog.charitynavigator.org Twitter- kenscommentary

×