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Article on NGO overhead costs versus effectiveness

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Here is another journalistic article consistent with what the TNGO Initiative has written about over the past few years regarding how to measure the effectiveness of NGOs.


 

The worst way to judge a charity is an article published in the LA Times, by Jack Shakely. "Though low administrative costs could indicate prudence and sound judgment at a charity, it could just as easily indicate inadequate staffing, insufficient salaries or, shall we say, fudging." He goes on to ask, "Donating to charity is a worthy action. But which charity? Would it surprise you to know that the criterion that is most often used to decide that question is also the most unreliable? Would it surprise you more to know that many charities are aware of how flawed the criterion is and play it like a violin?" 


 

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