Last July, thanks to the generous support of donors to ACE’s Recommended Charity Fund, we distributed $23,930.83 to our 2017 Top Charities and Standout Charities. Each charity has provided us with an update on how they’ve used their grants to help animals over the past six months, … Read more
We update our list of Top and Standout recommended charities annually. This year, we are publishing our updates on November 26, just in time for Giving Tuesday.
We are excited to announce that this year (for the first time) we have selected four Top Charities, … Read more
To allow our readers to quickly compare our recommended charities, we’ve produced a chart that provides key information about each of our Top and Standout Charities. This is intended to give you a sense of what our recommended charities do, what makes them so promising, … Read more
This post provides a brief discussion of the specific process that led to our 2018 recommendation update. For a more detailed description of the process, please see our 2018 Evaluation Process page. For a general description of our evaluation process, please read about our General Evaluation Process. … Read more
At ACE, we continually assess our own programs and actively look for ways to improve. We discuss potential changes to our evaluation process each year during a “post-mortem” meeting that we hold soon after the publication of our reviews—while the process is fresh in our minds. We also solicit feedback from the charities we’ve evaluated to consider ways in which we can improve the process for them. We hope that the changes we’re implementing this year will result in improvements in (i) the experience of the charities we work with, (ii) our efficiency, and (iii) the quality of our reviews.