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 6, 2008

NY Times Article on Education Highlights Major Issues

Here is a NY Times article on education in India. It points out some of the issues we have seen in India: (1) mistrust of public education; (2) consumer driven culture; (3) increase in the cost of living; (4) lack of attention to the rural problems; and (5) middle class resentment of helping the poor.



Andre said...

is why the primnciple of accountability and outcome-based planning is as NB for public institutions as it is for the nGOs we work with - understand the precondiions of the outcome - school reform or competent kids and then how everyone in the ecosystem can contribute and then plan stratgeies that follow pathways to outcomes...

srinivas said...

sir we are serving christian people and also all poor people like giving food and shelter and education every day with lot ot of sincearity.oldage people and mentallyhandicappedpeople and blind people are there. since 10 years we are doing with reality with god,s grace.
also we are servicing aids people several things from last few years.

.please see our websites and donate.www.poorwelfare.org
and www.poorpeoplewelfare.net

thank you sir