In 2006, Charity Intelligence started researching and
As many charities did not publicly disclose their audited financial statements, we added financial transparency as a key metric. Improving financial transparency in Canada's charity sector is a research initiative in 2016.
The essential information about a charity is the clients it serves, the work it undertakes, and the results it achieves. This is called "social results" reporting. This is far more important than fundraising costs and administrative overhead, in our opinion. Yet this critical information is often not disclosed.
Typically Charity Intelligence assesses a charity's social results from the information posted on its website and in annual reports, newsletters, impact reports etc. We believe all donors should have access to results information, whether they donate $100 or $100,000. We encourage charities to publicly post annual results for all to read. Hopefully, funders will also come to accept one annual report, reducing the burden on charities to provide individual reports for each funder.
Occasionally, in doing specific projects for donors, Charity Intelligence reaches out to a charity for information. This is new for charities and we are happy to answer questions.
" If you received a request from Kate Bahen of Charity Intelligence (Ci) asking for information, I would recommend that you give her everything that she asks for.
Charity Intelligence has been a wonderful source of endorsement that has led to literally hundreds of thousands of dollars for Fresh Start since 2010. Many high net worth donors rely on the information that Charity Intelligence publishes as they have faith in their process, principles and management team.
....Congratulations on being noticed!"
Wayne Steer, Director of Fund Development
FRESH Start Recovery Centre
Office: (403) 250-9279 x 529