Seven ways to measure effectiveness of nonprofit and social enterprise dollars
Mearsuing Social Return on Investment (SROI)
Need to measure return on investment (ROI) on philanthropic or social entrepreneurial ventures? Business Week recently published 7 tools to help evaluate organizations. This can help you determine where your money is going–is it being wasted or is it helping to change lives and create genuine social impact.
Also worth checking out is Charity Navigator.org to find charities you can trust and Charity Watch.org which is run by the American Institute of Philanthropy and has a letter rating system for nonprofits and charities
(H/t to Social ROI)