Supporting the growing plant-based community in China.
Why did xiaobuVEGAN not receive our recommendation?
xiaobuVEGAN’s work to increase knowledge and skills for animal advocacy and increase the availability of animal-free products is promising because it primarily focuses on animal groups, countries, and interventions that we consider high priority. We find their work on institutional and corporate veg*n outreach in China particularly likely to be impactful. For more information, see their Impact Potential spreadsheet. However, despite their impactful work, we estimate that additional funds would have marginally more impact going to our recommended charities. See 2023 Criteria Methods and Limitations for a detailed explanation of how we conduct evaluations and our 2023 evaluation process for information about our decision-making process. While xiaobuVEGAN did not receive a recommendation from us this year, we recognize them as one of the most effective charities in their space.
Are xiaobuVEGAN’s programs cost effective?
After analyzing the recent achievements and expenditures of xiaobuVEGAN’s programs, we assessed their vegan debate society as particularly cost effective because it reached a high number of people compared to other achievements in the same intervention category. In contrast, we assessed their work to increase vegan options in Shanghai restaurants as less cost effective because we thought it had a lower impact on the provision of alteratives to animal products compared to other institutional outreach achievements. For more information, see xiaobuVEGAN’s Cost-Effectiveness spreadsheet.
How is xiaobuVEGAN’s organizational health?
Organizational factors can influence a charity’s effectiveness and stability. Based on our assessment, we are confident that xiaobuVEGAN has the key policies and processes in place necessary for healthy workplace conditions, governance, and staff engagement. We also positively noted their high levels of volunteer engagement and their commitment to an organizational structure that encourages autonomy and direct access to decision-makers.
How much additional funding could they use?
We estimate that xiaobuVEGAN has room for $300,000 of additional funding in 2024 and $300,000 in 2025, beyond their current projected revenues for those years. Therefore, we believe that they could effectively use a total revenue of up to $507,144 in 2024 and $516,253 in 2025. For more information, see their Room for More Funding spreadsheet.