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
This blog post details our new research review process. Among other changes to our process, we are planning to seek external review for all major research projects. If you’re interested in helping, please fill out the external reviewer sign-up form.
Throughout the past few years, … 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 blog post provides a brief discussion of the specific process that led to our 2016 recommendation update. For a more detailed description of the process, see our 2016 Evaluation Process page. For a general description of our evaluation process, read about our General Evaluation Process. … Read more