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Getting it right at the GEO conference in Seattle

Albert Ruesga 13 March 2012

Is grantmaking getting smarter? According to a survey recently released by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO), the answer appears to be ‘not by much’ – or at least not fast enough. Last conducted in 2008, this …

Rankled over rankings

1 Association of Fundraising Professionals 11 August 2011

Another charity ranking system is out, this time in Canada: theMoneySense Charity 100 (not currently available online but the 2010 version is here). It takes a very small sample of 100 out of the more than 85,000 …

The strange case of how it’s spent vs. what it achieves

NPC 31 August 2010

I’ve read a lot of annual reports in my time at New Philanthropy Capital (NPC). Big charities, small charities and the ones in between. And one thing always leaps out at me – charities are …

NPC publishes pre-election manifesto on third sector effectiveness

Alliance magazine 16 March 2010

With elections looming in the UK, and the non-profit sector dependent on the government for a third of its income, there is lively apprehension in the sector as to what the election results will mean …