2#People don’t ask questionsand they donate because ofgood marketing, brandrecognition, and friendshipsrather than impact level.
Too many people arerelying on one metric toevaluate NGOs
Too many people arerelying on one metric toevaluate NGOs 1992 Guidestar Internet growing; they dragged the 990s online
Too many people arerelying on one metric toevaluate NGOs ~1996 Charity Naviator Brought the 990s in & ran reports on the numbers, spit out metrics based on overhead rations
Too many peopleare relying on one 3 #metric to evaluate ~1996 Charity Naviator Brought the 990s in & ran reports on the numbers, spit out metrics based on overhead rations ß now that is one metric driving decisions
Overhead Ratios still on general public’s collective consciousness creating a fair system is proving near impossible
4#There are >160 ratingsystems on the TRASIwebsite. Rating systemsmight not be the solution.
Rating Systems• Charity Navigator (overhead)• Philanthropedia (experts in the fields)• Great Non-Profits (like Yelp!)• GiveWell (very indepth, small number of orgs – for example, no water orgs as none fit their criteria)• Guidestar (auto pulls 990s – now feeds into many others)• Give.org (Better Business Bureau)• IRIS (Social enterprise impact – from Blab, Acumen, McKinsey, Rockefeller Foundation)• TRASI (“Tools and Resources for Assessing Social Impact - from The Foundation Center – lists 164 Tools/Methods/Best Practices for assessment)
NGO Consultants or Impact-Maximizing Orgs• Root Cause• Compass Point• Pari• Purpose• Free Range Graphics• OTF Group (government scale)• The SROI Network• 3iE (+ research)• SROI Network (improve their communication)• And more…. (graphic design, movement building, organizational development, impact measurement, etc)
Donor Facing Marketing Organizations• The Adventure Project• KIVA• charity:water• Etc…• Organizations which exist to market/fundraise for other organizations within a specific topic but are not responsible for implementing the programs themselves…
Foundations• F.B. Heron• Ford Foundation• Tides Foundation (in SF)• Threshold Foundation (in SF)• Sooooo many!
Research Groups• Poverty Action Lab (MIT)• Innovations for Poverty Action• Center for Global Development• World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (UNU-WIDER)• Overseas Development Institute• Kiel Institute for the World Economy• Brookings• Development Research Institute (Easterly/NYU)• Etc…
Blogs• AidWatch (Easterly) - “The essential insight of Aid Watch is that more aid will reach the poor the more people are watching aid”• So so so many!
Coalitions/Networks• CGI (Clinton Global Initiative) Commitment Maker• Social Edge• Next Billion• ICOSA• Etc…
Movement Builders (for this topic)• PovertyCure• STRIVE (Collective Impact Movement)• SEVEN Fund (Research and more)• US?