ACE has always had a high level of transparency, as we publish everything we can (as time allows) about the state of our organization. For example, we recently started an archive page for “Our Thinking” posts and pages where we collect writings that show our thought process on a variety of topics. … Read more
At ACE, we work year-round researching to find the best ways to help animals, and to offer recommendations on which animal charities are most effective in their work. We encourage giving to our top charities at any time of the year, … Read more
ACE releases annual recommendations on December 1. We evaluate groups based on our evaluation criteria and publish as many reviews as we can. We then decide which top performing charities will receive our recommendation.
December 2014 Recommendations
After considering 155 charities from around the world, … Read more
This post describes some of the specifics of the evaluation process leading to our December 2014 recommendation update, and what we learned from the process. For more general thoughts about our recommendation process, see this page.
We began preparing for this recommendation update almost immediately after we posted our previous recommendations in mid-May. … Read more
When deciding on which organizations to review and how deeply to review them, it is important to develop a categorization system that accurately reflects the process. We put considerable thought into developing our categories, but have frequently been asked to further explain the meaning of each designation. … Read more