06 March, 2014

ACE Highlight: Donation Policy

This entry was originally posted on the AnimalCharityEvaluators.org blog. It is reposted here for reference only.

This Week's ACE Highlight: Donation Policy

This blog post is a part of our ACE Highlight series which draws attention to timely and relevant pages on our site. Look for it on the first and third Thursday of every month.
Like all nonprofit organizations, we need donations to survive. However, it is important that we separate our donation sources from our policy decisions. To this end, we enforce a donation conflict of interest policy that restricts which donations we may accept from potential donors.

This policy not only helps us to avoid a conflict of interest, but also helps us to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest. We want to ensure that our evaluation process never has the perception of influence from outside organizations that we might plausibly recommend.

You can read more about our donation policy on our website.

Our goal is to move many times our annual budget to our recommended charities, and this policy will help to make our recommendations strong enough to achieve this. If you’d like to donate toward our work, you can support us by giving online. We are very grateful to all those who help to support Animal Charity Evaluators.