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.
In order to maximize cooperation from the organizations we evaluate, we give them the option to decline to be reviewed or to deny the publication of our review (and supporting materials) at any time. Out of respect for the confidentiality of these groups’ … Read more
ACE takes the promotion of safe, equitable, and respectful environments within the animal advocacy movement to be of utmost importance. We are proud to be a charity that has women in a majority of our leadership roles and that is actively working to improve internal diversity and inclusion—having embedded these topics into our internal and external strategies. … 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
This post provides a brief discussion of the specific process that led to our 2017 recommendation update. For a more detailed description of the process, please see our 2017 Evaluation Process page. For a general description of our evaluation process, please read about our General Evaluation Process. … Read more