As we begin our 2017 evaluation process, we’re releasing a few updates to our criteria and evaluation methods. This year we have reworded and reordered our criteria, continued tweaking how we evaluate organizational factors that influence effectiveness through our last two criteria, added conversations with non-leadership employees to our plan for comprehensive evaluations, started offering participation grants, and updated the structure of the criterion which addresses the qualitative aspects of a charity’s programmatic impact.
ACE evaluates charities using multiple criteria, in an effort to identify the most cost-effective animal advocacy charities and programs for donors to support. Some of our criteria—such as cost-effectiveness calculations and room for additional funding—address factors that have a clear, direct influence on how effective we would expect additional donations to be. … Read more
As we review more charities, we have chosen to allow our list of Standout Charities to grow indefinitely, showcasing a variety of charities that do excellent work. For those members of our audience who broadly share our values but are skeptical of some of our reasoning for recommending our Top Charities, … Read more
Each time we conduct our evaluation process, we gain new insights that allow us to improve our research. We feel it’s important to share these insights with our audience in order to solicit feedback, explain potential changes in future evaluations or our general research strategy, … Read more
As we continue steadily growing our organization, we are constantly trying to learn and improve. We find it useful to engage with critiques from others, and we share some of our responses and thoughts on feedback we’ve received below. We’ve selected critiques that we feel are most important, … Read more