Published: September 2009
Unlike other evaluators, we focus on finding and examining the strongest charities, not on providing equally thorough ratings to each one. Most charities' programs are unexamined and unproven - charities that deserve donor confidence are the exception, not the rule.
The links below provide links to the criteria we used in each of our first two years of research:
- The process and criteria we used in 2007-08, our first year of research. This report included consideration of 136 charities that focus either on domestic or international programs.
- The process and criteria we used in 2008-09, our second year of research. This report includes consideration of over 500 charities that focus solely on international programs.
- Process we used in 2011 to identify top international charities and the process we used in 2011 to identify top U.S. charities