Welcome to the Charitable Measurement Initiative!

The Charitable Measurement Initiative is a collaboration of people and organizations that are deeply committed to the belief that social change organizations can mobilize significant new and better investment if they are able to implement a measurement reporting framework that credibly communicates their real impact to donors. The Initiative is directed by GiveIndia and calls on the resources of pilot program partners Keystone Accountability, Global Giving, and New Philanthropy Capital, as well as many other organizations committed to social welfare.

The process began when we decided to combine our previous experiences in humanitarian and charitable work with our current work as corporate lawyers. We sought to find a group in India that was looking to incorporate capital markets/securities concepts in reporting and analysis to create more valuable and transparent information.

Thankfully, we were put in touch with GiveIndia. Give discussed the idea of running a pilot program implementing the Keystone framework developed by Keystone Accountability to see if we could help organizations more clearly articulate the outcomes they wanted and better communicate their actual results to donors. This was exactly what we were hoping to do and gladly agreed to donate a year of time to making this work.

While we were in London, Give put us in touch with Keystone Accountability and New Philanthropy Capital. After many meetings throughout the spring and summer, we arrived at our joint creation – the Charitable Measurement Initiative – and a plan as to how we would seek to help NGOs in India become more transparent, responsive, and efficient, as well as help donors become more engaged and involved.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Keystone's Study of Social Marketplaces

Our friends ate Keystone have just published a remarkable study of social market places that is available at: www. keystoneaccountability.org/node/159.

It tracks and examines the growth of online philanthropic marketplaces and their potential to create an informational basis for results-oriented giving and encouraging greater accountability.  The study finds that while there is great potential and the marketplaces are doing remarkable work, there is still a need for clear criteria to determine effectiveness and impact.

It's a long read but worth reading through during train rides.

2 comments:

mahtab said...

Hello dear friend

I'm like you wish I could take lessons and read and write very well but there is no possibility for me. Financially because I have the same problem because you have asked for help in funding education and training, I can limit my money to give. The kind you never forget I do not. I ask you for asking your other friends and others to send me information to collect the more money can help.


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mahtab said...

Hello dear friend

I'm like you wish I could take lessons and read and write very well but there is no possibility for me. Financially because I have the same problem because you have asked for help in funding education and training, I can limit my money to give. The kind you never forget I do not. I ask you for asking your other friends and others to send me information to collect the more money can help.


Xxxx Xxxxxxxx

Account Number LibertyReserve: U7679829