Think tank New Philanthropy Capital has produced a guide on how to assess whether a charity is operating effectively. Their step-by-step guide outlines “our tried and tested approach which focuses on the key characteristics we believe are common to all effective charities”.
This builds on their popular 2010 publication ‘The little blue book’ as well as 15 years experience of charity analysis, and their latest thinking for today’s context.
Publication page for ‘What makes a good charity? – NPC’s guide to charity analysis‘ (70 page pdf, 1.2MB). Or start with the NPC blog article which explains what the guide is, and how it can help both charities and donors understand what an effective charity looks like.