This blog post will briefly discuss how we’ve accomplished most of our prospective goals for 2014, while noting challenges we have faced along the way. We have also published a year-in-review document that highlights some of our most notable successes in 2014. Finally, we invite you to see our plans for this year with our … Read more
As 2014 comes to an end, we invite you to take a moment to celebrate the successes you’ve helped us make over the past year.
As tempting as it was to pull out all the stops and start promoting ACE early on, we made a conscious decision to wait. Sure, we had some good information, and we likely would have done some additional good by advertising our work. And, our recommendations were based on reasonable conclusions. But ACE isn’t especially concerned with small, short-term wins. Instead, as shown in our strategic plan, we’re constantly thinking about the big picture.
Like all nonprofit organizations, we need donations to survive. However, it is important that we separate our donation sources from our policy decisions. To this end, we enforce a donation conflict of interest policy that restricts which donations we may accept from potential donors.
We believe it’s important to be transparent about our research. That’s why we’ve posted upcoming studies that were still in the design phase. As we investigated each of the studies, we came to divided conclusions about how best to pursue them. As two of the potential studies needed more refinement, we decided to focus our energies on our stronger two protocols instead.