The Challenge of Moving Beyond Metrics – Part I
In my first post on moving beyond metrics, I reflected on the challenge of moving beyond the fixation of assessing nonprofits based on their overhead ratios and executive compensation. New assessment frameworks, championed by organizations such as Charity Navigator, GuideStar, GiveWell, GreatNonprofits, and Philanthropedia, will promote and embrace new ways to evaluate nonprofits and identify nonprofits.
These new assessment frameworks will be discussed and used at a SOCAP10 session led by Ken Berger of Charity Navigator, Andrew Wolk of Root Cause, and Elie Hassenfeld of GiveWell. That session will review three analytical approaches to assessing DC Central Kitchen (per this post by Sean Stannard-Stockton). In Ken’s case, for example, the session will allow him to clarify the new approach to rate a nonprofit on its financial strength, accountability, and effectiveness.