Insights from Charitable Watchdogs - How is a Charity's Effectiveness Evaluated - Evaluated MichaelL.Patterson Director, DepartmentofState PurposesAct

Insights from Charitable Watchdogs - How is a Charity's Effectiveness Evaluated

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Insights from Charitable Watchdogs How is a Charity’s Effectiveness Evaluated? Michael L. Patterson Director, Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations Department of State Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Act Act contains no provision for determining “effectiveness” Act provides for civil and criminal penalties for deceptive and dishonest statements used in the solicitation of funds The Bureau has eight investigators and auditors and a prosecuting attorney that actively investigate and prosecute violations of the Act “Effectiveness” Defined If deemed effective, the act or process has the intended or expected outcome The capability to produce the desired result Many measures are used as a “proxy” for effectiveness, but no real correlation may exist Effective use of resources and the use of resources over time Measures are both quantitative and qualitative
Foundation for Excessive Gum Chewing Disorder Mission: To support children and their families suffering from the disease by providing education, information, stewardship, and to assist other charitable

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