If you think it’s simple to measure a nonprofit’s effectiveness, think again.
I’ve written before about the failings of Charity Navigator and other rating systems, which resort to vastly oversimplified measurements to evaluate charities – often in misleading or even detrimental ways. But can’t some truly in-depth analyses work better? Sure, but even the most concerted and thoughtful efforts to evaluate nonprofits are riddled with ambiguity and challenges. Continue reading