Previous Versions of Our Charity Evaluation Process
As we have gained more experience reviewing animal charities, we have learned from the process and made adjustments to the way we conduct charity evaluations. For example, one aspect of the recommendations that may change from year to year is the types of organizations considered. We document the process that went into each year’s evaluations both for transparency to our followers and as an internal resource for new employees to learn from.
The majority of the work of evaluating charities is done by our research team, with help from the Executive Director and Research Interns. Evaluation materials are published by our communications team. As we grow as an organization, we’re able to review more charities in greater depth. Our plan is to publish reviews annually in late November or early December. You can find details on each of our past recommendation processes below.
- 2020 Evaluation Process
- 2019 Evaluation Process
- 2018 Evaluation Process
- 2017 Evaluation Process
- Evaluation criteria for 2016 charity recommendations
- 2016 Evaluation Process
- General approach for evaluating and recommending charities prior to 2016
- 2015 Evaluation Process
- December 2014 Evaluation Process
- May 2014 Evaluation Process