Charity Evaluation Research

If you would like to know more about choosing a charity, we have provided a sampling of the many studies and supporting articles from policy think tanks, universities and other independent, credible sources about effective charity evaluations:

Imagine Canada - November 24, 2015 - Trekking the Ratings

Imagine Canada - November 24, 2015 - Holiday giving expected to hit $5 billion

TED Blog - March 13, 2014 - How Dan Pallotta's TED Talk has begun to change the conversation

Main Street - January 6, 2014 - The Overhead Myth and Charitable Giving

Overhead Myth.com - The Overhead Myth

Overhead Myth.com - June 17, 2013 - Open Letter to Donors of America

Giving Evidence - May 2, 2013 - Good charities spend more on administration than less good charities spend

TED.com - March 2013 - Dan Palotta's TED Talk

Anatomy of the Nonprofit Starvation Cycle- November 2012 - Andrew Young School of Policy Studies Research Paper No. 12-27

Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs - Outcome Accountability and the Future of Nonprofit Evaluation

Stanford Social Innovation Review - Fall 2009 - The Nonprofit Starvation Cycle

LA Times - April 30, 2012 - The Worst Way To Judge A Charity

Bridgespan Group - April 2008 - Nonprofit Overhead Costs

Indiana University - August 2004 - Getting What We Pay For